The Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration is the conversion of an old boiler house in Islington, built in the 17th Century for pumping water to the City of London, into a Museum for illustrative art.
Key Project Features
- Conversion of an important historic industrial building
- Site is crossed by High Pressure Thames Water mains adding to the complexity
- Quentin Blake, the Client, is a noted illustrator of children’s books (Roald Dahl, Michael Rosen)
Core Five Added Value
- Core Five have been involved since RIBA Stage 2. Turning this underused building into a world leading centre for this genre of Art. This was only made possible by our extensive knowledge of the cost of refurbishing existing buildings