The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry

It is already a local landmark

The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry.
The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry. Credit: Mervyn Black

Hall Black Douglas for STEP
Contract value: £3.6m
GIA: 2,750m²
Cost per m²: £1,316

To secure the last parcel of European Peace 3 funding, this building was produced from inception to completion to exacting time constraints. It is already a local landmark.

  • The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry.
    The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry. Credit: Mervyn Black
  • The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry.
    The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry. Credit: Mervyn Black
  • The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry.
    The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry. Credit: Mervyn Black
  • The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry.
    The Junction, Community Peace Building, Derry/Londonderry. Credit: m
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Standing on a formerly anti-social and interface area between disadvantaged communities of different religions, the building houses a variety of community services meeting the needs of those who are sometimes less regarded in society. The permeability of the building is evident; it can be approached and accessed from various directions and has connectivity with a number of cycling and pedestrian routes. The linear plan has been ‘kinked’ to respond to the site and there is an access and vertical circulation route through the width of the building. It is clear that users, staff and visitors enjoy the building and its relationship to the surroundings and it is an exemplar for such projects.

Client of the Year, sponsored by Tobermore
Living Spaces Award

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