Project Description

Whitechapel Civic Centre

Office refurbishment of the Grade II listed Civic Centre in Whitechapel for Tower Hamlets. Reinvigorating the former Royal London Hospital site into a much improved public amenity.

The project will see the Grade II listed 18th century Royal London Hospital brought back to life as a public building in the borough of Tower Hamlets.

The scheme also involves the refurbishment and redevelopment of other buildings and sites in Whitechapel and nearby.

The new Civic Centre will be a key part of Whitechapel’s wider regeneration, which includes the opening of Crossrail in 2018, with 3500 new homes, 5000 jobs, new retail opportunities and new public spaces to be delivered over the next 10 years.

Client: Tower Hamlets

Architect: AHMM

Services: Atelier Ten

Structure: Elliott Wood

Partners view

An exciting and challenging scheme where Tower Hamlets and AHMM have done a great job of reinvigorating the former Royal London Hospital site. The designs are sympathetic to the Grade II listed structure, respond to the Local Authority’s needs and provide a much improved public amenity. A very interesting project in an evolving political climate for public sector works.

Richard Hopper, Partner