Employment Academy

Peckham, SE5
Thames Reach
Practical completion 2012
20,000 sq ft
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