ARCHITECTURE: Public Building

East Calder Partnership Centre

Nomination

Collective Architecture has recently completed a new £3.5m Partnership Centre in East Calder, for West Lothian Council. The Centre brings together community services which include; the East Calder Community Library, Community Education & Resource Centre, Local Council meeting rooms, multi-functional community halls and changing facilities for local sports clubs including East Calder Community Football Club. Building proposals were developed in parallel with a master-planning strategy, which aimed to establish a green link through the town centre. The two primary building […]

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The Gorebridge Beacon

Nomination

The Gorebridge Beacon finally opened its doors to the public in November 2018, nearly 10 years after Lee Boyd won a competition to support the Gorebridge Community Development Trust in building a much needed multi-purpose community building in the town. The project struggled post financial crisis to raise the appropriate funds, the first contractor was sacked half way through the project in 2015 and only 8 weeks before the project was due to open in spring 2017, it was subject […]

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Clydebank Community Sport Hub

Nomination

Redevelopment of a near derelict sports centre in Whitecrook, Clydebank for Clydebank Community Sport Hub and West Dunbartonshire Council.  The project involved the partial demolition and extension of an existing gym hall to create a new Community Sport Hub facility. Externally there are redeveloped pitches, allotments, community garden, new landscaping and a new public entrance from the street. The improved public realm along with increased employment is intended to help regenerate the local area.  The building form is simple using […]

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