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Opening up our doors for architectural showcase

18 September 2015

The Thames Reach Employment Academy is opening up its doors this Saturday as part of Open House London, which is showcasing the capital’s foremost architecture.

Open House London offers the public the chance to explore and take part in guided tours of some of the city’s most well-designed buildings, free of charge.

Regular tours of the Employment Academy are taking place between 10am and 4.30pm on Saturday, September 19.

The Employment Academy is a Grade II listed, Edwardian building that is now playing an important role in the local community by helping people find work.

It was originally designed by the architect Edwin Thomas Hall – who was also behind the plans for the world renowned Liberty department store on Regents Street – and was restored and enhanced by Peter Barber Architects in 2013.

The building recently picked up a series of awards in the 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects London Awards.

Anneke Ziemen, Employment Academy facilities and marketing manager, said: “We’re very pleased to be part of Open House London again this year. The Employment Academy has been a central part of the Southwark community for over 100 years, and we’re proud to open our doors to visitors from all over the capital.”

 

 

A section of the Employment Academy building
A section of the Employment Academy building
Employment Academy courtyard
Employment Academy courtyard