We are delighted to have been involved in the official launch of a community centre project that we worked on during 2017, with the London Borough of Havering. The community centre includes a large hall for events, alongside a kitchen, toilets and an office.
As specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke timber framed buildings, we were behind the new Sapphire Jubilee Centre in Romford, that was officially opened on 2nd February 2018. This centre is a carbon neutral building serving residents in the London Borough.
Sustainability and appearance were vitally important, both externally and internally.
The residents required a modern, functional building that was extremely versatile and would be of benefit to a wide cross-section of the community.
At the opening, MP Andrew Rosindell said: “For a long time I have said that this community needs to be given the recognition it deserves. Today I am proud to see we have made sure this part of Collier Row has been taken care of and given the support our community really deserves. It gives me enormous pleasure to declare the Sapphire Jubilee centre officially open.
Our in-house architect, at Scotts, worked closely with the council to offer a complete ‘turnkey’ service from concept to completion. We architecturally designed, engineered, manufactured and installed the building to meet the required deadlines of the council.
Features of the super-insulated building include harvested rainwater to flush all the toilets and service an outside tap for watering plants, while the hot water and heating has a Ground Source Heat Pump, served by boreholes in the ground.
The building is very versatile and offers a great space for local residents and community groups to use.