Community

Chesham Opportunities Centre

Chesham, Buckinghamshire

CLIENT: Buckinghamshire County Council
ARCHITECT: ADP
QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Baqus Sworn King
VALUE: £2,520,000
CONTRACT PERIOD: 51 Weeks

Borras Construction were awarded this project to construct a new day centre on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council as part of their new approach to care.

The ‘Chesham Opportunities Centre’ will provide services to a wide range of users including the elderly and people with mental and physical disabilities in the surrounding area.

The new building was constructed on a steeply sloping site in Chesham which varied over 8 meters in height from the highest to the lowest point. This naturally occurring slope necessitated the removal of a huge amount of earth in order to make the site suitable, including over 3,000 cubic meters of chalk.

Set into the landscape the new concrete framed two storey structure features under croft parking, two artificial grassed terraces, a kitchen, offices and several activity rooms where users can learn and be active in various tasks and creative pursuits.

Several sustainability features were incorporated into the Centre including a living sedum roof and low energy boilers, the building also has excellent insulation and heat retention thanks to the high spec concrete frame.

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