Last week Liam & Ajay attended the Guildford Society Design Awards 2018, alongside Paul from the YMCA Downslink Group. LRA was delighted to accept the ‘Good Design Award’ for the refurbishment of the YMCA Guildford Foyer.
LRA was asked to reconfigure and extend a 1960’s building to create additional affordable accommodation, meeting the evolving needs of vulnerable young people, to help them feel they belong, contribute and thrive in their community. The contemporary and efficiently designed rooms were increased from 13 to 34, the communal areas were vastly improved, alongside services such as access to employment, education and training. The carefully designed scheme has provided an exceptional improvement to the neighbourhood both aesthetically and practically.
This project is one that we are hugely proud of, not only for the innovative design, but because the building is already changing the lives of its new residents in terms of confidence and security.
The YMCA do such meaningful work in the community and we look forward to working with them on many more projects in the future.