the maqam centre


Burke Rickhards have been appointed to complete the renovations and conversion of a former Catholic church to provide a multi-faith centre to the community of Brent, North London. This exciting project has been designed internally to provide an indoor swimming pool, health spa, a large multi-use performance hall, exhibition space, community facilities and a café.

The interior has been sensitively designed to provide a welcoming environment for the local community to meet, work and interact, creating a place of friendship and mutual respect. A calming neutral colour palette has been chosen inspired by nature with subtle hints of Middle Eastern culture. A combination of cream stone and warm natural wood tones with hints of copper, feature green walls and striking turquoise blues gives a sleek and contemporary feel, creating the perfect place to socialise and relax and unwind.

Client: Waqf Al-Birr Educational Trust / The Yusuf Islam Foundation
Contract Value: £3.2 Million
Completion Date: 2016