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Gorebridge Community Hub by Lee Boyd Architects

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Edinburgh-based practice Lee Boyd Architects has won planning permission for this £3 million community hub building in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland

Backed by the Gorebridge Community Development Trust, the building will house a new public hall, café, crèche, childcare facilities, offices and meeting rooms. It will sit in landscaped grounds next to the local parish church, the leisure centre, library and new primary school.

Described as a ‘bright and attractive, flexible community space’, the building will be clad in locally sourced timber.

A spokesman for the practice said: ‘It is hoped that the new building will support and help integrate the activities and accommodation in the other adjacent buildings, forming a critical mass of connected public facilities… [and] act as a catalyst for wider regeneration.’

PROJECT DATA

Project Title: Gorebridge Community Hub
Building Type: Community Hub with associated public landscaping and car-park
Project Location: Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland.
Client: Gorebridge Community Development Trust (GCDT) 
Architect: Lee Boyd Architects
Quantity Surveyor: Morham & Brotchie
Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates
M&E Engineer: Irons Foulner
Landscape Architect: Rankin Fraser
CDM Co-ordinator: Stewart Anderson Associates
Appointment: Lee Boyd were appointed in May 2009 following a competitive interview with Gorebridge Community Development Trust  
Building Type: Community Hub with associated public landscaping and car-park
Gross Internal Floor Area: 825m²
Overall project cost: £3 million
Funding: GCDT are awaiting the outcome of a capital grant application to the Big Lottery Fund, one of the major funders for the project.
Programme: Planning application granted, 12 February 2010

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