This project is a key component of the regeneration masterplan for the Marsh Farm Estate. The main function of the building is to provide a one-stop-shop for enhanced social services, day care facilities, healthcare and a business enterprise hub for new businesses and social enterprises, including a community café and indoor playground.
The project utilises modern materials and construction techniques and the use of renewable energy sources such as solar thermal heating, combined heating and power, water conservation and recycling. Consultation and collaboration with the community and the various stakeholders was a key aspect of the design development and the people of Marsh Farm have fully endorsed the scheme. The visually exciting and dynamic composition has been realised within a tight budget, with excellent levels of security and robustness and a BREEAM rating of Very Good.