Beggarwood Community Centre

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council appointed LST to construct a new community centre, which was designed to blend in with the natural landscape at Beggarwood Park in south west Basingstoke.

With a floor area of around 200 sq m, the facility provides visitors with access to rooms for meetings, services and events and includes a community café. The main hall is sub-dividable to provide up to three function spaces, each with views over the park.

The site was subject to an archaeological survey, so our preparatory works involved the careful stripping of the topsoil to allow access to the ground for reviewing evidence of roman remains.

Another challenge was the proximity of the site to nesting birds. As an opening had to be made in the existing hedgerow to accommodate the site entrance, this work had to be carefully timed and carried out in a way which would not risk harming the birds.

Construction of the main structure followed, included the commissioning of mechanical and electrical (M&E) services.

The project took seven months to complete.

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