• Colchester Community Centre

    Community Architects

    We are presently developing our Community Centre project in Colchester. Having obtained planning
    permission last year for this prominent corner site, the project is now in its technical phase working
    with the Client, a team of engineers and other consultants.



    community centre elevation colchester

    Elevation of Colchester Community Centre

    The project is complex as it involves extensive works to a large structure which has variously been
    used as a Butchers and indoor market and then adds several ground floor and first floor extensions.
    The design should unify the various components and provide versatile, private and public space for
    the Charity that forms our client.




    entrance community centre colchester

    Colchester Community Centre perspective views

    Community Projects

    At the first floor we have added a linear extension finished with a Sedum roof. Set within the roof
    are a variety of rooflights and also lightshafts. The lighshafts bring valuable daylight down into the
    ground floor level accommodation. The prominent corner of the extension is distinguished by a
    band of frameless glazing set within decorative brickwork. This contemporary language is then
    repeated to another elevation to locate the entrance to the building’s gallery space.



    Community centre colchester sketchup model

    3D Model of proposed Community Centre at Colchester

    The ground floor is largely given over to a Cafe and a Gallery. The first floor to Art rooms and all the
    office and back of house spaces. The interior also incorporates a range of double and triple height
    spaces to add a sense of light and space throughout.