Coin Street neighbourhood centre

The Coin Street neighbourhood centre on Stamford Street provides families, young people, adults and older people in the area with access to the best possible community facilities and services. Designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects, the Coin Street neighbourhood centre forms the fourth side of Iroko Housing Co-operative (also designed by Haworth Tompkins). The centre is part of CSCB’s strategy to provide childcare, learning, enterprise support and leisure opportunities affordable to all members of the community.

How to find Coin Street neighbourhood centre

For details on activities taking place, see: What’s OnConferences and meetingsFamilies and childrenLeisure and sportsYoung people

The neighbourhood centre has been financially supported by the London Development Agency, SRB funds via the Waterloo Project Board, and the Government’s childern’s centre programme through Lambeth and Southwark councils. The majority of costs are being met by Coin Street Community Builders through borrowing against income from commercial activities.

Design team

Architect/project manager: Haworth Tompkins Architects
Structural engineer: Price & Myers
Services engineer: Max Fordham
Quantity surveyor: Davis Langdon
Planning Supervisor: PFB Construction Management Services
Main contractor: Rooff Limited

Environmentally sustainable features are an integral part of the neighbourhood centre. Incorporated into the striking façade are solar ‘chimneys’ to passively ventilate the building. Other features include solar panels to help and heat water, carefully balanced glazing to ensure optimum shading and light admittance, recycled rain water to flush WCs, lighting that is on only when rooms are in use, and recycling of all paper, glass, plastic and tin.

More about environmentally sustainable features

The neighbourhood centre contains: