Located at the intersection of the High Road and Brondesbury Park, Willesden Green Cultural Centre acts as a local landmark and cultural cornerstone for the London Borough of Brent. The scheme incorporates a much-loved Victorian library building and retained London Plane tree at the northern corner of the site. Behind, a glazed entry lobby and public gallery links the retained building (revitalised as a public sitting room) to two new rectilinear ‘wings’ running along Brondesbury Park and Grange Road respectively. These wings are completed by a south-facing performance space connected to a new pedestrian plaza that will host a variety of outdoor events. At the centre of the new building is a four-storey internal atrium, providing natural daylight and ventilation through operable glazed rooflights. Outside, the main three-storey elevations are expressed as horizontal bands animated by openings and polychromatic brickwork, the colours and patterns of which are derived from the Victorian buildings within the Willesden Green High Road Conservation Area. Once complete in spring 2015, the Cultural Centre will accommodate a library, café, customer services, training, arts and function spaces, as well as the Brent Archive and Brent Museum.

Awards
  • 2017 Civic Trust Award (Regional finalist)
  • 2017 RIBA London Region Award
  • 2016 Brick Awards - Best Public Building
  • 2016 WAF Civic and Community Award
2015
Location
Brent, London
Client
Brent Council & Galliford Try

Open House London 2019 19.09.19

RIBA London Awards 2017 26.05.17

Nine AHMM projects shortlisted for RIBA regional awards 11.04.17

Civic Trust Awards 2017 14.12.16

AHMM at the World Architecture Festival 18.11.16

AHMM opens doors for Open House 2016 13.09.16

Latest awards acclaim 08.07.16

World Architecture Festival Awards 2016 07.07.16

The Library at Willesden Green opens to the public 23.09.15

Key milestone for the Library at Willesden Green 24.02.15

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