RIBA London Regional Awards: Barts Square and Southwark SILS3

Published 30th August 2022

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’s Inclusive Learning Service Key Stage 3 (SILS3), a modern ‘Pupil Referral Unit’ (PRU) in Peckham, were both winners at the 2022 RIBA London Regional Awards.

Celebrating outstanding work for over 180 years, the awards 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.

Click here to see the judges report. Barts Square (architecture.com)

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 our specialists to design-out mechanical cooling across the majority of the scheme.

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.

Click here to see the judges report. LB Southwark SILS3 (architecture.com)

Both projects will now go onto compete in the RIBA National Awards.

To see the full list of London winners, click here. RIBA London Regional Awards 2022: see all 42 winners (architectsjournal.co.uk)