Thomas Sinden were chosen to undertake the design and build of the London Borough of Ealing’s flagship Youth Centre.

Our works included the demolition of existing and the construction of a new three storey facility situated on a narrow tightly constrained plot with adjoining residential properties within the Ealing Green Conservation area.

Key design features included copper rainscreen cladding fascia and soffit to the front canopy, main entrance reveals and dormer windows.

The new centre hosts a wide range of youth-orientated services all under one roof including health facilities, counselling, a training kitchen, sports facilities, internet café, craft room, gym / dance space, education and careers advice and a music studio.

Westside, was crowned one of London’s best buildings by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The awards recognise excellence in architecture for new projects in the London region.

The judges commented:

When architecture uplifts young people and helps to change the course of their lives it can only be commendable. Westside Young People’s Centre is just such a project and its users are infectiously enthusiastic about their building.