Kaleidoscope Project

Grace Architects, Surrey, 2003


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The street front with the lowest square windows marking the tall ground floor 

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  • The street front with the lowest square windows marking the tall ground floor    
  • Rear view    
  • The landing around the entrance hall    
  • Residential detox unit    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Mezzanine floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • East elevation    

A new three-storey building for the Kaleidoscope Project, a Christian-run learning center and detoxification unit for drug users in Kingston Upon Thames

The top-floor houses a residential detoxification unit. On the lower floors are the reception, teaching and training rooms (with IT), a web production unit, recording studio, art studio, meeting rooms and a small exhibition/performance space.

Most clients live at home and come to the centre by day, often on long-term methadone programmes

The building adds to the organisation's presence on the site: a residential block, currently accommodating asylum seekers, a large drop-in café and a church.


  • Begun: Nov 2002
  • Completed: Nov 2003
  • Floor area: 715m2
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Total cost: £1.4M
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Aug 2002
  • Procurement: JCT
  • Address: 28-46 Cromwell Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 6RN, United Kingdom

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