Lighthouse Children's Home
by Conrad Koslowsky Architects
Client Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust
Award RIBA London Award 2023 and shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2023
At first glance, Lighthouse Children’s Home appears as a visually unassuming project which sits perfectly within its context in suburban South West London. However, upon entering the building, visitors are welcomed by a high-quality interior and a layout that invites curiosity about the surrounding spaces.
Built in the Arts and Crafts style and latterly derelict, the former care home now has six generous bedrooms (for children aged 12–17), each with their own en-suite bathroom, along with a dedicated sleeping-in room for overnight staff and a flexible apartment on the third floor for two care leavers (aged 16+). Two large living rooms provide entertainment and educational rooms. The double kitchen has plenty of space for several young cooks, and a custom-designed dining table forms the heart of the home.
Contractor Romark Projects Management Ltd
Structural Engineer PHI Design
Environmental / M&E Engineer Atamate
Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant Stockdale UK
Internal area 538 m2 (gross)