Forgewood Community Centre

Description

This project saw the demolition of the original Forgewood Community Centre and the construction of a new replacement community hub facility on the site. The new centre brings together several community resources within a single location in an inclusive and sustainable modern building.

On the ground floor there is a multi-use main hall and areas for local youth groups, adult learning, IT and a small community café, with the design focused on the flexibility and integration of the spaces.

Forgewood Housing co-operative have become an anchor tenant on the first floor of the building which also houses shared meeting rooms and office space for use within the community. The new centre has provided a much needed community asset for Forgewood which will be fully utilised and enjoyed by all in the local area.

Forgewood Housing Co-operative have liaised with key partners and local groups to ensure that the new centre will deliver vital services including skills development, welfare and money advice and health services. A wide range of social and recreational activities will also be run from the hub including a parent and toddlers group and an older people’s lunch club

John Mulholland, Director of the Forgewood Housing Co-operative, said, “This project is about bringing the community together to enjoy recreational and social activity in a building and environment which they can be proud of. The new centre will also be a hub for service provision to the local community. Services provided from the new building will include housing advice, health advice and assistance, money and welfare advice and wider social benefits. This building will bring about real positive change for the community of Forgewood.”

Images courtesy of Grant Murray Architects

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Details

Client
Forgewood Housing Co-operative
Value
£1.8m
Type
Traditional Contract
Duration
44 weeks
Services Consultant
Ken Boyle Design
Structural Engineer
The Structural Partnership Limited
Quantity Surveyor
Thomson Cost Consultants
Architect
Grant / Murray Architects
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