LEISURE & EDUCATION/H10 WATERLOO

A landmark four-star hotel on Waterloo Road

H10 Waterloo is a 177 room four star hotel designed by Maccreanor Lavington. The response to this narrow site employs a striking civic composition, clearly defining the base, middle and top of the building. A ground level cut back provides a generous pedestrian path, activating the street frontage. The resulting overhang shelters the glazed entrance foyer.  At 13 storeys, the hotel establishes a strong architectural relationship between Waterloo Road and St Georges Circus. The variegated brickwork provides solidity and permanence.

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LEISURE & EDUCATION/EAST HAM LIBRARY

Competition Scheme for the East Ham Library

East Ham Library is a competition scheme for Newhams New Integrated Front Office, a public library with community services. The site is located within the historic East Ham Town Hall campus. The proposals by Maccreanor Lavington aimed to close off the end of the campus with a new civic building repeating the proportion and grain of the existing campus. The proposals were organised around an internal courtyard accommodating the library and an external courtyard creating an organisational buffer for the more informal functions such as break out spaces and cafe.The proposals included retention of an existing historic gym framing one side of the external courtyard.