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Client:South Gloucestershire Council
Architect:Alec French Architects
Construction value:£6m

Patchway Hub

South Gloucestershire

A new multi use locality hub which has welcoming and accessible community facilities. These include a library, one stop shop and integrated health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults on the ground floor and office space on the first and second floors, organised around a central courtyard. The ground conditions for the new building were poor and we had to find a suitable, safe and economic foundation solution. The building has a carefully detailed exposed concrete frame, where the exposed soffit is an integral part of the architecture and provides thermal mass. In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the cement a high percentage of slag replacement was used. The building provides a healthy environment for all users with natural ventilation and natural daylighting.