373 Euston Road for Birkbeck, University of London has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award.

The refurbishment and extension of 373 Euston Road, close to Birkbeck’s main Malet Street Campus, accommodates a 180-person lecture theatre, classrooms and informal/formal co-learning spaces. The geometric rooftop extension is clad in copper with a cantilevering façade and sits as a sculptural object on the urban corner of the building. The refurbishment aims to revitalise the existing seven-storey 1920s block while enhancing its original design elements.

“We’ve used every last inch of this building” says Mark Rowe, Principal and Project Lead.

The AJ Retrofit Awards celebrate the design expertise behind the vital renewal and repurposing of existing buildings, slashing the industry’s carbon footprint in the process. The awards cover nine categories, including healthcare, housing, higher education and listed buildings.

The ceremony will be held on 24th February 2022.