Haworth Tompkins were one of several practices short-listed for the renovation of the Large Meeting House in Euston. It was an opportunity to reclaim the Quaker principles of simplicity and integrity embodied in Hubert Lidbetter's original design. The work addressed the specific pressures on the architecture, brought about through the advances in new technologies and user demand, which have not always been successfully resolved in the building to date. Initial studies looked at alternative seating arrangements and the incorporation of new technology into the main meeting room.
Address: Euston Road, London
Completion Date: Competition 2010
Construction Cost: £2.2M
Client: Religious Society of Friends