community centre, middlesbrough

Brief: Replace small inflexible existing community centre with large flexibly planned facility.
Site is tightly surrounded by two storey housing. Design is arranged with taller elements in the centre of the site and lower rooms on the outside so that a low eaves height relates to the existing development. The interior is finished in robust materials to provide a hard wearing environment to withstand the uses the building, whilst being warm and welcoming.
Building contains a multipurpose, sub divisible hall, an I.T. room, a cafe and a number of meeting rooms, and is surrounded by landscaped gardens.

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