London Borough of Haringey


Freehaus Architects



Building Services & Environmental Design

Lighting Design


Cultural and Sport

Rising Green Youth Hub

OR Consulting Engineers were been appointed as low-carbon building services consultants on the development of a new Youth Hub project located in Wood Green.

The building is located in an existing multi-storey complex,  situated within a busy urban and residential environment and saw the conversion of an existing 800sqm retail unit into a youth space.

The project was funded by the local Council to revive the local neighbourhood.  It has been co-designed with young residents of the local community to provide a new vibrant and safe space for all people.

The project design:

  • Creates a dynamic multi-use space, including café, training kitchen, arts facilities, recording studio, sensory rooms and computer rooms.
  • Utilizes low carbon heat pump technology to heat and cool the space.
  • Increases the capacity of the venue.
  • Improves the experience and comfort of visitors.
  • Improves accessibility.
  • Coordinates lighting design with the Architect to provide new atmospheric, practical and flexible lighting throughout.
  • Provides improved and robust WC facilities.
  • Provides lift facilities.
  • Improves the electrical infrastructure (to facilitate the operation of new audio-visual, lighting and catering installations).