Church Crookham Community Centre New Community Centre
BrightSpace Architects were commissioned to design a new, multi-use community building on the former Queen Elizabeth II Barracks at Church Crookham in Fleet.
The new contemporary building provides flexible accommodation for the local community and Parish Council including a 120 seat hall, nursery for 30 children and Parish Office.
The design concept provides the main building functions in three simple elements, the most dramatic of which is the double height hall with north facing skylights. Connecting these elements is the communal ‘heart’ of the building containing offices, reception, lobby areas, kitchen and wc’s, all located within a single storey link with dramatic inclined monopitch roof extending beyond the building entrance to provide external covered space.
The proposals were granted planning permission in February 2014 and the construction was completed in Autumn 2015
Client: Church Crookham Parish Council
Contract Value: £900k
Appointment: RIBA Stages A-L