Loughton-based Clear Architects has been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2015 in the Health and Care category for its building the Haven House Holistic Care Centre in Woodford Green, Essex.
Melanie Clear, director of RIBA-chartered Clear Architects, says:
“Wow – a day after we celebrated a decade in business at an exclusive party in Shoreditch, we heard we had been shortlisted for a New London Architecture Award. This is our second accolade nomination for our project, the Haven House Holistic Care Centre, which last month [May] was Highly Commended at the RICS East of England Awards 2015.
“New London Architecture’s core mission is to bring people together to shape a better city, and the New London Awards 2015 celebrate the best new and proposed architecture, so I am delighted that the work of my practice, Clear Architects, is being recognised in this way. I am thrilled that such a worthy project as the Haven House Holistic Care Centre has been shortlisted for the Health & Care category, and look forward with anticipation and excitement to the NLA Awards lunch where the winners will be revealed.”
Clear Architects, a RIBA chartered practice based on the London/Essex borders, was charged with creating a spacious annexe to Haven House Hospice’s existing ‘White House’ building, enabling the charity to expand and deliver essential services to the children closer to their homes. The Holistic Care Centre houses two consultation rooms, flexible/activity space for up to 50 people and a music therapy room funded by the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The Haven House Holistic Care Centre was officially opened by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester on September 4 2014.