South East London Architects Group

The RIBA South East London Architects group is a network of members in Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley, and Croydon, with over 200 Chartered Practices and over 1,800 Members.

Upcoming events

Meet and Greet Architects Benevolent Society (ABS)

Thursday 19 November, 7pm to 9pm

The Architects Benevolent Society is dedicated to helping architects, architectural assistants, architectural technologists and technicians, landscape architects and their families in times of need.

This is an exciting time for the ABS as we are developing our support services to meet your profession’s needs in challenging times.

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Group Committee members

Chair: Elaine Toogood

Treasurer: Darren Stacey

Secretary: Francis Young

Past events

The Bridge Theatre Building Tour

The RIBA South East London Architect's Group went on this exclusive building tour, led by the architects who designed the building: Haworth Tompkins Architects.

The Bridge Theatre is London's first commercial theatre of scale for 80 years. Using innovative prefabrication techniques, the 900 to 1000 seat flexible auditorium is a collaboration between the architects, specialist manufacturer Tait Stage Technologies, and client London Theatre Company.

The 'as found' site comprised a shell and core, designed without a final use being established. It was a big challenge to fit a theatre in this existing space under a housing development, with minimal access to the site. The design had to work hard to incorporate existing columns coming down in locations which were not ideal.

The auditorium is ground-breaking both in design and construction, and in theatrical staging flexibility.

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