Inclusive, universal provision
A community hub must serve the whole community and offer universal provision of services as default position.
The site offers a number of potential opportunities and constraints dependent on final building location. Both the Lawmuir and Sacred Heart site offer a strong urban edge to promote civic presence within the community building and help integrate the community hub within the local urban context.
The overall site is naturally split into two large sites – separated at the pinch point between Lawmuir and the Orbiston business centre site, whilst the potential addition of the green space to the west of the Lawmuir site offers a potentially expanded south facing site.
Initial Design Concepts
During the early stages of design, we looked at numerous building mass options before finding the optimal solution for all building users