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Waterloo City Farm

​​Waterloo City Farm

by Feilden Fowles Architects


Client Jamie's Farm and Oasis Waterloo

Awards RIBA London Award 2018

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This project is London's most central urban farm. It was established in 2014 on a formerly overgrown and neglected plot of land south of Westminster Bridge owned by Guys and St Thomas' hospital. Since this time the site has been transformed into a collaborative home for a trio of organisations with a shared focus on education: architects Feilden Fowles and the charities Jamie's Farm and Oasis Waterloo.

Nestled in bustling London this collective team have created a site that is an oasis. The site hosts visits by local school groups, community activities and external events. The site includes a design studio, animal pens, a classroom, planting, central yard and barn.

The barn borrows the typology of agricultural architecture and mixes it with CNC components to create a delightful building that can be used in multiple ways. At the other end of the site is an architecture studio within a walled garden. The studio is light and airy providing all the requirements of a office that considers the well being of it's staff.

Versatile in use, all the structures are designed to be temporary and demountable. Therefore all fixings are mechanical. This means the collective cluster on the site can potentially move to another location in the future.

This project by three organisations has brought to life an unused wasteland, provided an enjoyable place for workers to occupy and gives delight to those that visit.


Internal Area 423 m²

Barn - Contractors Timber Workshop / Mansel Land

Animal Pens - Contractor Nick Dowling

Studio - Contractor Timber Workshop / Miles Builders

Structural Engineers Structure Workshop

Landscape Architects Dan Pearson Studio

Lighting Design Re-Lit (Michael Grubb Studio)

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