London Buddhist Centre, Bethnal Green, London E2


Extension and refurbishment of the London Buddhist Centre

Potter & Holmes have completed work on the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green. This is the culmination of a phased programme of extension and refurbishment of their site. The challenge of this Grade II listed building was met in eight phases of work in an occupied building. The work consisted of the conversion of the upper floors to house ten residents, a new reception area and a third shrine room with associated support spaces. The new reception area and bookshop including purpose made joinery designed by Potter & Holmes and this completes the entrance courtyard with a new atrium.

Potter & Holmes provided detailed design, specification advice and a contract administration service for the project having entered in to a partnering arrangement with other architects.

Extension and refurbishment of the London Buddhist Centre

Project details


The Western Buddhist Order

Start date

April 2009

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Construction cost


Project partners

Akera Engineers
Robert Lombardelli Partnership
Pearce & Associates
Philip Bailey Architects