As part of the Barking Riverside multi-use regeneration project, The Wilds Ecology Centre is designed to create a very strong visual impact architecturally, It’s the main community centre within a housing area, with the primary users from Participatory City, University of East London (UEL) and ENVAC.
Barking Riverside chose Rhino from a tender process to transform the interior shell of this icon into a post-covid multi-use space. This involved an entrance area with cafe along with flexible, agile spaces elsewhere. The building is rated BREEAM excellent, and therefore careful consideration had to be in place when selecting furnishings that would keep the sustainability theme of the space. They were impressed with Rhino’s initial proposal, as we had space-planned it a little differently to the other proposals and had put forward the most interesting design and selection of furniture.