Old Fire Station shortlisted for ASBP Award
The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) have announced their 2024 Award’s shortlist and East Ham Old Fire Station is down to the last three in the Project Category.
We converted a Grade II-Listed former fire station in East Ham’s civic quarter into seven affordable apartments and a ground floor commercial space. The building closed in the 1960s and was converted into Council offices; this had a detrimental impact on the historic fabric, with many original features stripped out and detracting elements such as dropped ceiling tiles added. Our aim throughout was to remove unoriginal additions and restore the historic character whilst maximising living and commercial space. Since completion, the ground floor space has hosted several community events, such as Populo’s ‘reducing energy consumption’ workshops for residents and an exhibition showcasing a local artist’s work, shown here.
Assessed against the ASBP’s Six Pillars of Sustainable Construction: Health and Wellbeing, Resource Efficiency, Whole Life Carbon, Ethics and Transparency, Technical Performance and Social Value, we’re especially delighted to be shortlisted because our submission detailed how the heritage retrofit performed in each of these categories. The winners will be announced on 29 February as part of the ASBP Healthy Building Conference.