CRMZ Youth Mega-club

Austin-Smith:Lord, Cheshire, 2010

 

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Refurbishment and extension of a grade II listed Art Deco building to create a community youth centre

The original building, formally a health centre, was refurbished, re-ordered and extended to form a sports courtyard.

The centre offers fitness and sports facilities, chill-out spaces, art and IT rooms, media suites (including recording studios), a performance hall, therapy rooms and a training kitchen. The multi-purpose hall incorporates a control and broadcast suite and a band rehearsal room.

The south-facing multifunction hall was designed to minimise energy use, and provide a high thermal mass. The hall is naturally ventilated by two monodraught tower systems that allow night-time cooling.

In the original building features such as the windows, green ceramic tiling, joinery and radiators were retained. The original column heat emitters have been improved and the existing distribution pipework and boilers have been replaced.

Developed in consultation with young people from the local community, the scheme was built as part of the government’s ‘Myplace’ lottery-funded initiative to deliver youth facilities throughout England.

Data

  • Begun: Jul 2009
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Floor area: 1,535m2
  • Sector: Civic
  • Total cost: £3.5M
  • Procurement: Two stage tender
  • CO2 Emissions: 64.96kg/m2/year
  • Address: Kingsway, Windnes, Cheshire, WA8 7QE, United Kingdom

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