Latitude/Longitude: 51.4725, -0.02235
Adjaye Associates won the invited competition to design the Stephen Lawrence Centre. The centre is both a memorial and a place of inspiration in honour of Stephen Lawrence, the architectural student murdered in 1993.
The Stephen Lawrence Centre is located in Brookmill Road, Lewisham and opened in autumn 2007. It offers services to the general population of the Lewisham area but has a unique contribution to make in relation to improving the life chances of black Caribbean and African young people. The Centre works closely with partners in the area to tackle under achievement and to increase young people’s motivation to embrace education and overcome the barriers of the fulfillment of their potential in life.
The centre comprises meeting rooms, classrooms, IT labs, offices and exhibition space. Highlights of the centre’s programming activities include their successful mentoring programme, the Community Empowerment Education Programme and the Creative Arts Laboratory, a separate adjacent building containing studios equipped with equipment for recording, video editing, music, mixing and local broadcasting.
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