Employment Academy

Peckham, SE5
Thames Reach
Practical completion 2012
20,000 sq ft
£3m
Public and community, education, office

Peter Barber Architects, Architect
Lakehouse, Contractor


The Employment Academy transforms the former Poor Law Guardians of Southwark offices into award-winning facilities for variety of support and improvement programmes to the homeless and vulnerable. M3 offered our development management services, helping to translate operational requirements into a spatial brief, reviewing costs and options and assisting in acquiring a suitable site. We then selected and led a team on behalf of the client through design, planning, procurement and construction, which provided training opportunities for the charity’s clients. The new centre was opened in 2012.

Project highlights


  • Helping identify suitable sites
  • Running feasibility studies for development options
  • Providing development and programming advice
  • Establishing projected costs
  • Assisting with stakeholder management