Kaleidoscope Children and Young People's Centre

van Heyningen and Haward Architects, London, 2006

 

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A pioneering primary care centre, providing integrated specialist services for the children of Lewisham

Kaleidoscope is a primary and social care centre that combines a variety of health, social and educational services for children and young people into a one-stop care provision.

This holistic solution for Lewisham allows children and their carers to access a range of services under one roof, which were previously in various locations across the borough.

The building is C-shaped in plan, with all internal circulation looking out over the central garden space. The practice won the commission in a high profile CABE competition in April 2003. Assessed as BREEAM Very Good.

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  • Begun: Aug 2005
  • Completed: Aug 2006
  • Floor area: 4,300m2
  • Sectors: Healthcare, Education
  • Total cost: £8.5M
  • Procurement: Traditional Competitive, PC Works
  • Address: 2 Rushey Green , Catford, Lewisham, London, SE6 4JF, United Kingdom

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