RB Greenwich

Plumstead Library and Sports Centre

Leisure | Community | Workspace

ClientRoyal Borough of Greenwich
Architect Hawkins\Brown
Site Area 0.17 ha
Other Uses 1,400 sqm community space
Local Authority RB Greenwich

The major refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Plumstead Library provided improvements to the building as well as the demolition of the 1930s rear extension, enabling a modern, multi-use flexible community facility.

Working closely with architects Hawkins\Brown, BPTW coordinated the application for the scheme which protects the listed part of the library building, ensuring its use into the future, whilst incorporating active leisure uses. The building comprises a series of flexible library spaces, a badminton court, gym, sports hall, a café, a gallery and performance space.

BPTW coordinated the design team to secure planning permission and listed building consent for the works to the library in 2018. We also coordinated a number of related projects, exploring the potential to create a one-way pedestrian friendly landscape to flank the library on Quilter Street, and also secured planning permissions for temporary façade lighting to the listed library. After securing permission, BPTW was appointed to discharge the conditions attached to the listed building consent and the planning permission.

In 2021, Plumstead Library was named AJ100 Building of the Year.