• Eltham Centre
  • Eltham Centre
  • Eltham Centre
  • Eltham Centre
  • Eltham Centre

Eltham Centre

7.500 sqm

UK

2007

The Eltham Centre is the flagship project of a £700m regeneration programme to streamline the delivery of local services, enhance the public realm and promote participation in sport. It integrates an extensive new ‘one stop shop’ building with a modernised Grade II listed library, bringing together a wide range of people-focused facilities under one roof. The brief was developed in consultation with the local community who prioritised accessibility, sustainability and a welcoming environment. The building responds sensitively to the urban fabric into which it is intricately knit while maintaining a landmark presence. The centre is located close to the High Street and is laid out around a generous, triple-height atrium. This is the ‘shop window’ to the 3 main activity zones: leisure; learning; and library. Navigation is easy and highly legible, with minimal distances between the key functions. The leisure zone is split into wet and dry levels. There are 3 swimming pools (25m; children’s; and spa) and a suite of rooms for fitness, healthy living and dance. Elsewhere, accommodation includes a satellite campus for Greenwich Community College, the remodelled library (now fully ICT enabled), cafe, creche and local service centre