A Groundbreaking Transformation

Staverton’s products have helped refurbish an iconic 100-year-old building for Youthscape.

Formerly a flour mill, the Edwardian building is a historic landmark in the centre of Luton. The Charity bought it in 2013, and has since gone through an exhaustive transformation. Alongside other manufacturers, we supplied products in order to transform the industrial building into Youthscape’s new home.

Staverton continues to be a leading light in the UK office furniture industry, not only for its quality products and innovative design, but also for its positive social actions. The company was chosen to collaborate on the complete reformation of the historic Bute Mills facility into a new, modern and active youth centre.

Global architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK managed the overall project and were responsible for the overall design plans. The award-winning team worked closely with Staverton and their supply partner Phusei on the reconstruction of this outstanding Bedfordshire site for Youthscape’s new headquarters.

Youthscape is a Luton-based youth work organisation that benefits disadvantaged young people in the community through therapy and counselling. For more than two decades the charity has been changing the lives of underprivileged youth.

In the past, Bute Mills fed families across Bedfordshire; it has also been a fertiliser plant and even a hat factory. Today, all five floors totalling 10,000 sq. ft. have been totally refurbished into an extraordinary architectural space. The new building will help develop new programs and turn Youthscape’s new offices into a national hub for charity work. The facility was opened in August 2016 by His and Her Royal highness, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Staverton was delighted and honoured to take part in this prestigious project.
Please visit youthscape.co.uk to find out more.