Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Kingsbury


The Shree Swaminarayan Temple campus stands as a testament to nearly a decade of dedication and tenacious toil. This ambitious community led project intersects the rich heritage of traditional Hindu architecture with contemporary design and construction techniques, serving as a vibrant centre for religious, cultural, and social unity within the Kingbury community.

The Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Kingsbury


    1. MEP Engineer Max Fordham
    2. Structural Engineer HRW Engineers
    3. Landscape Architecture LDA Design
    4. Lighting Designer Michael Grubb Studio
    5. Quantity Surveyors Corrigan Gore
    6. Traffic Consultant Motion
    7. Project Manager Epsilon
    8. Photographer Federico Redin


    1. London Planning Awards Winner, Best Community Project
    2. Civic Trust Awards National Commendation

The complex is made up of three elements – the temple (Mandir), multi-functional community hall and workspace – connected by a landscaped courtyard and surrounded by a screen wall.  The buildings are brought together and connected through considered landscaping that creates clear and accessible routes through the complex while providing public space for activity and celebration.

The project achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, making it the world’s first ‘eco-temple’; in 2015 it was recognised with a Civic Trust Award,  and “Best Community led project” in the London Planning Awards.