The ground floor includes a multi-purpose hall (seating up to 270 using retractable seating), a 60-seat cinema and a café, bar and restaurant. A large, sliding acoustic partition means the restaurant can be separated from the hall without noise disturbance.
Further up the four-storey building are bespoke spaces for a resource centre, drama and dance studios, arts and crafts studios, learning and meeting spaces, a demonstration kitchen, offices and an 85-place nursery.
We also built a 1,800m2
residential tower that houses 14 two-bed apartments and an office level. The sale of the apartments helped fund the building of the community centre.