Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for 25 years to assist, protect and promote the rights of torture survivors who arrive in the UK. Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have received help.
Our work for the foundation included a design and build project to create a number of single-storey buildings for the foundation at its Finsbury Park base in North London.
We also created a new garden retreat on the site. Initially large grass mounds were removed, and the ground levels reduced to pour concrete pad foundations, on which the timber frame building could be constructed. Finally, the building’s façade was clad in a dark thermo wood set against pine timber casement windows, all to create a peaceful and natural environment for people to enjoy, in contrast with the centre’s urban surroundings.