Dundee community centre clears planning hurdle
November 14 2017
Holmes Miller Architects and Robertson Construction are to deliver the new centre which seeks to establish a civic presence in the area while upgrading existing sports facilities to accommodate twin, 4 court halls which are partially sunk into the ground to minimise impact.
Finished primarily in ochre brickwork with copper window frames, precast panels and gold coloured aluminium cladding the centre empasises natural light with full-height windows and rooflights to benefit the library, café and multi-purpose rooms within.
In a design statement the architects observed: “Deep brickwork reveals at full height glazing create a brick colonnade along the North and West elevations. This creates a rhythm of brick piers that gives the impression of substance and stability, anchoring the building in its place.”
Menzieshill Community Hub forms the second phase of a wider regeneration of the area following delivery of a community garden that includes new parking, a playground and public square.
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