Client

Durham County Council

Sector

Service

Overview

Built on the former bus depot at St. John’s Square, Seaham, this development consisted of the construction of a 4 storey Multi User Centre to serve the diverse needs of the surrounding population. 

The project met the aspirations of the client in providing a multi-functional user centre that will cater to the varied requirements of the local community. It includes an expansive library facility, contemporary office spaces fitted out to meet the specific needs of a diverse range of clients and a café.

All facilities are joined together by an innovative and spectacular central glazed atrium circulation space, providing stunning, unspoiled views of St John’s Church, which nestles in the heart of this vibrant community.

The building is steel framed, with concrete foundations and the external walling is a mix of block work, insulated render and curtain walling.

The roofing is a combination of aluminium decking, and Sarnafil membrane with an associated green roof.

Internally, the building has been fully fitted out for specific clientele, and includes sophisticated mechanical and electrical installations, while external works include drainage and hard and soft landscaping.

The sustainable design and construction of the centre achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, while the development also achieved ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ in the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme.

The Seaham Multi-User Centre project involved the design and construction designed to meet the diverse needs of its community. It includes an expansive library facility, contemporary office spaces fitted out to meet the specific needs of a diverse range of clients and a café.

 

The building achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating as well as ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ in the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme.

Location

Seaham

Value

£3.9m

Completion

2010

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