07 Aug Architect Practice Freehaus Wins The Africa Centre Design Project
Emerging practice Freehaus has won the competition to overhaul our headquarters in Southwark, London.
Freehaus is now tasked with delivering a ‘bold and creative’ redevelopment of the historic organisation’s new home, a 1960s former office block known as Gunpowder House at 66 Great Suffolk Street in Southwark. Founded in 1964, The Africa Centre was initially based on King Street in Covent Garden but relocated in 2013 due to concerns about its future financial sustainability.
The project, which received a £1.6 million boost from the London Mayor’s Good Growth Fund, will deliver a café, bar and terrace; lounge bar; gallery; learning and research centre.