The Michael Palin CentreThe Michael Palin Centre


Client: Michael Palin Centre
Location: Clerkenwell, London
Category: Civic
Completed: 2012

The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in Clerkenwell is the only facility of this kind in London. The brief was to deliver a simple yet fully equipped extension that would double the space for speech and language therapy sessions on a small budget of £250,000. The new wing responds to the growing needs of the Centre named after the Monty Python member whose father stammered all his life.

Barr Gazetas went beyond a conventional response to the brief, by attending parent/child meetings and following every step of the design and construction process to ensure that the best possible space was provided for the young attendees. The result is a calming space that enriches the therapy process: large windows allow natural light into the interior, acoustic plasterboards make for a quiet environment and a lively colour palette connects with the young users. Air conditioning throughout ensures optimal temperatures for therapy, and a sliding acoustic partition enables the main room to be triscale for sessions of different sizes.

35 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BP +44(0) 20 7636 5581 Registered number: 03948400
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