• 23 March 2022

Barts Square and Southwark SILS3 shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

Waterman is delighted that Barts Square, Helical Plc’s exceptional 2.3-acre mixed-use redevelopment of London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and the London Borough of Southwark Inclusive Learning Service Key Stage 3 (SILS3), a modern ‘Pupil Referral Unit’ (PRU) in Peckham, have both been shortlisted for the RIBA London Regional Awards.

Having celebrated outstanding work for over 180 years, the awards aim to recognise successful projects that reflect changes and innovations in architecture, whilst displaying a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives.

Barts Square
Designed by Sheppard Robson architects, the former St Bartholomew’s Hospital site has been transformed into 236 contemporary apartments and penthouses, 258,000 sq ft of commercial offices, and 20,000 sq ft of complimentary retail, restaurant and café facilities across 13 buildings.

Working alongside Mace and McLaren, Waterman provided structural engineering services for this ambitious development across three phases.
Images courtesy of Helical Plc

LB Southwark Inclusive Learning Service Key Stage 3 (SILS3)
The new low-carbon, spacious and calming PRU in south London can accommodate over 112 students aged 11 to 14 years who have been excluded from, or are not attending school in order to reintegrate them back into their mainstream classes.

To maximise sustainability, the scheme utilises a pioneering natural ventilation heat recovery system within its classrooms. Using a passive stack effect in conjunction with heat recovery and advanced controls to ensure optimum ventilation rates and comfortable temperatures in each space, the system reduces both energy consumption and carbon emissions. This also allows secure night-time purging during summer months, reducing the overheating risk and allowing us to design mechanical cooling out of most of the spaces.

Waterman’s building services and structures specialists helped to create a fresh and engaging environment which is conducive to learning and presents a low running cost solution for the client.
Images courtesy of Jim Stephenson

The winning projects will be announced later this spring and considered for several RIBA Special Awards including the RIBA Sustainability Award, RIBA Building and the highly coveted RIBA National Award, which will be announced in the summer.

To view the full London shortlist, click here.

To see all the projects shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Regional Awards, click here.

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