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Collective submits ‘iron ore inspired’ Glasgow community centre

Collective Architecture has revealed plans for a new 600m² community centre in Balornock, North Glasgow

According to the practice, the scheme is inspired by the local iron ore mines and ‘reflects the notion of extracting raw material from the ground to create the new building’.

The community centre includes a hall, shops, and ancillary spaces.

The project is expected to start on site in June 2015 and complete in April 2016.

Broomton Community Centre by Collective Architecture

The architect’s view

‘The main multi-use hall within the community centre is defined by ‘handmade’ red clay bricks with imprinted designs based on the history of the site while the shops and ancillary spaces are clad in a textured graphite brick.

‘The glass lantern above the hall is coloured to the spectrum of iron ore while deep window reveals are lined with oxide red to give the appearance of being carved out of the thick walls.’

Broomton Community Centre by Collective Architecture

Project data

Location Balornock, Glasgow
Type of project community building
Client Balornock East Residents Association
Architect Collective Architecture
Structural engineer Clyde Design Partnership
M&E consultant Ken Boyle Consultant
Quantity surveyor Armour Construction Consultants
Main contractor Not yet appointed
Funding Big Lottery
Tender date December 2015
Start on site date June 2015
Completion date April 2016
Contract duration 10 months
Gross internal floor area 600m2
Form of contract and/or procurement traditional

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