Central Somers Town Community Facilities and Housing
London

Located between King’s Cross–St Pancras and Euston, Central Somers Town Community Facilities and Housing is a campus of buildings that includes ten social-rent flats and recreation and learning spaces for children. Price & Myers worked with Adam Khan Architects to provide structural and civil engineering services for the project.

The tallest building on the site accommodates the ten flats, each of them with triple-aspect access to air and sunlight. At the lower levels, in-set balconies provide privacy from the nearby park and play facilities, while the higher levels feature generous cantilevered balconies with views over the treetops.

On the ground floor of the residential tower, a social enterprise unit is home to children’s theatre arts group ‘Seen and Heard’. The space features an adjoining outdoor play garden.

A nearby building, featuring an undulating brick crown and a rooftop football pitch, is home to Plot 10, a childcare group for local children. The interior space is designed and built to withstand rough treatment, and features beautifully detailed concrete ribs across the ceilings.

Central Somers Town Community Facilities and Housing has been shortlisted for the 2023 Stirling Prize. The project is part of a wider regeneration masterplan by Camden Council.

Project Information

Client

London Borough of Camden

Architect

Adam Khan Architects

Status

Completed 2019

Value

Undisclosed

Photography

David Grandorge

Lewis Khan

Awards

Civic Trust Awards 2023
RIBA Award 2023
RIBA London Award 2023
RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2023

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