Malton Road Social Services Hub

West Way, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

  • Client: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Project Value: £2.5m
  • Brief: Conversion of an existing office space into a new service hub
  • Sustainability Initiatives: Water saving measures; energy monitoring; low energy lighting; energy efficient equipment; cycle storage.

ECD Architects has been commissioned for the conversion of a vacant elderly person care centre into a high spec office space for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to accommodate the staff for its Children and Adult Services unit.

The new space is located in three bays below the ‘Westway’ main arterial road into London, adjacent to the Ladbroke Grove Tube Station.

Key to the design of the new hub is that the construction works are to be kept away from the road structure wherever possible and contact between the two is to be minimised. Any construction which does touch the road structure must therefore be approved not only by Planning and Building control, but also by Transport for London (TFL).

To reflect the uniqueness of its location, the facade of the building has been designed to replicate and reflect the fast pace and movement of traffic upon the West Way above.