Mayville Community Centre, Islington

The refurbishment of the Mayville Community Centre in Islington was the first certified non-domestic Passivhaus Retrofit project in the UK. A leading German standard for low energy, low carbon designs, buildings designed using this method can consume up to 75% less energy than buildings complying to current standard UK building regulations.


Such a method of construction required a high level of support with continual monitoring of practices throughout and thorough on site training for contractors. The building went on to win a number of awards including the Green Build Awards Best Leisure Building 2012 and Construction and Excellence Awards Building Performance 2012.

Client: Mayville Community Centre
Architect: Bere:architects
Structural Engineer: Conisbee
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Alan Clark
Quantity Surveyor: e-Griffin Consulting
Principal Contractor: Buxton Building Contractors Ltd
Contract Value: £1.3 million