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Community Centre

South West, 2021

A community focussed building in a unique landscape

Roundhill sits within a unique landscape and a vibrant community south of Bath. We are working with the client body to develop a strategy for the site that celebrates and enhances this position and realises the potential of a building capable of hosting a wide range of community and charitable activities and be flexible to future uses and needs as it evolves.

The building and landscape will accommodate a range of community uses including a dance studio, flexible hall space, a dedicated kitchen and community food pantry along with charitable support spaces, changing areas, offices and wcs.

A two storey ‘front of house’ community room is created, with a cafe and seating areas that open to the street, the surrounding gardens spaces and an existing playground to the north. The building becomes a drop-in space, a welcoming front door and public face for the charities and community focussed facilities it fosters, and creates a safe space for young people to occupy as their own.