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Central Saint Martins
- Begun: Jan 2008
- Completed: Apr 2011
- Floor area: 40,000m2
- Sector: Education
- Total cost: £92M
- Procurement: Design and Build
- Address: Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA, United Kingdom
- Architect: Stanton Williams
- Client: Argent
- Project manager: Argent
- Structural engineer: Scott Wilson
- CDM coordinator: Scott Wilson
- M&E engineer: Atelier 10
- Lighting : Spiers + Major
- Quantity surveyor: Davis Langdon
- Landscape architect: Townsend Landscape Architects
- Facade consultant: Arup Facades
- Main contractor: BAM Construction
- Main contractor's architect: BAM Design
- Main contractor's architect: Weedon Partnership
- Main contractor's architect: Richard Griffiths Architects
- Fit-out contractor: Overbury
- Interior fit-out architect: Pringle Brandon Architects
- Mian contractor's acoustic consultant: Sandy Brown Associates
- Main contractor's fire consultant: AECOM
- M&E engineer: BAM Design
- Structural engineer: BAM Design
- Structural engineer: AKS Lister Beare
Restoration and retrofit of 19th-century grade II listed Granary buildings in north London to re-house Londonâ€™s Central Saint Martins (CSM) school of art and design
More than 4,000 students and 1,000 tutors will use the facility housed in twin grain transit sheds and the six-storey 1852 grade-II listed Granary building (the work of Lewis Cubitt, designer of the nearby Kingâ€™s Cross railway station). The Granary is at the heart of Europeâ€™s largest regeneration area, a once-derelict 67-acre brownfield site.
Born of a 1989 merger between Central School of Art and Design and Saint Martins School of Art, which later absorbed Drama Centre London and the Byam Shaw School of Art, CSM aims to encourage creativity through interaction between disciplines.
This is facilitated by shared refectories, bars and cross-discipline seminars; the architect went beyond this by displaying generous workshops behind the glazed walls of the central street, avoiding barriers between zones and providing extensive bookable accommodation.
Interaction with the public is promoted by the east-west link at the south end of the campus, which leads to the retail space in the western transit shed.