Rebuilding the heart of Holborn Community Association
HCA is undertaking an ambitious capital redevelopment of our 60 year old Bedford House Centre. Currently we have raised £3.2 million of the £3.7 million needed and plan to commence work in 2018.
The project specifically addresses Bedford House’s inability to meet the changing and growing demand of the local community. Currently, the building is in a significant state of disrepair and is inaccessible for older people and those with physical disabilities.
The outstanding new building is designed by the RIBA award winning 6a architects, and will become a distinctive feature of London, inspiring visitors with its stunning façade designed by world-class artist Caragh Thuring. A revitalised and redeveloped Bedford House will enhance London’s public space, adding an asset to its civic infrastructure.
We are particularly keen to use the new building to foster social integration, mixing our very wide range of service users for the first time in one place and enabling both cross-cultural and intergenerational interaction. As well as expanding HCA’s entire programme of activities, especially its community engagement programmes, the new facility will open the centre up to the creative arts. Redevelopment will enable HCA to become more self-sustainable, and able to provide the vital services needed by the Holborn community.