We Made That have recently completed refurbishment works and a new extension to East Street Library in Walworth. The project has been delivered as part of a wider ‘What Walworth Wants’ strategy commissioned by Southwark Council and the Greater London Authority to make significant improvements to the area. Along with East Street Market enhancements, the project is one of two ‘catalyst projects’ that have been realised as part of the strategy, with funding secured from the Mayor of London.
The newly opened bright red extension – East Street Exchange – now allows the library to boost activity and host a flexible range of new uses. It offers an affordable space for local businesses, entrepreneurs and community groups; provides a much-needed flexible meeting space for groups in the area to meet (bookable even outside of normal library opening hours); and makes space for homework club and peer-to-peer language assistance.
We Made That led a multi-disciplinary team on the project, including engineering input from Engineers HRW and OR Consulting, Stockdale as cost consultant and artwork design by Maddison Graphic.