Depaul UK asked Earle Architects to design a new London base for their mission against homelessness among young people. Our proposals reconfigured the interior of Sherborne House, a Victorian building in South London, to create a cafe, refreshment facilities, workshop/training rooms and office accommodation over three floors.
We stripped away the existing fixtures, fittings and paintwork to reveal the building's original glazed bricks and timber parquet flooring, which informed the selection of new finishes and overall colour scheme of the completed project.
A new passenger lift was installed to permit wheelchair access to the first floor workshop and seminar rooms.
Since 1955 Sherborne House has been a home for organisations helping disadvantaged young people in London. This renovation scheme will continue this tradition and facilitate the delivery of Depaul's projects - including Nightstop, which places young people in the homes of vetted volunteers on a night-by-night basis.