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November 24 2020

Grassroots Tayport community centre beds in

Tayport Community Trust have taken possession of a brand new community centre overlooking the Tay Estuary following delivery by Collective Architecture.

The Larick Centre sits on a three-acre site bounded by no less than three Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Latterly home to a steel fabrication shed the land was gifted to the trust for the provision of a much-needed social hub and sports facilities.

Reusing the mass concrete slab of the former factory as a raft, the community-run centre overtly references its industrial past while enhancing the biodiversity of its surroundings through indigenous planting.

Utilising a simple gabled form the facades invite entry to a central reception through an arcade and recesses, opening out onto a multi-use main hall as well as smaller spaces configurable by movable walls. The hub of the Larick Centre is a cafe, open to adjoining interiors through glazed screens.

Project architect Mairi Laverty commented: "The brief was both challenging and inspiring, ensuring that proposals could readily adapt to meet the changing needs of the local community."

Attention will now turn to delivery of a second phase of work which will see an amenity building and 32 pitch campsite erected. Fully grant-funded the hub cost £2.3m to build with the project team including RYBKA, Armour Construction Consultants and David Narro Associates.

A central route offers visual connections between the main public spaces via glazed screens
A central route offers visual connections between the main public spaces via glazed screens
A flexible floorplan has allowed the Larick Cafe to remain open for business
A flexible floorplan has allowed the Larick Cafe to remain open for business

All photography is provided courtesy of Andrew Lee
All photography is provided courtesy of Andrew Lee
The main hall is suitable for a range of sport, community and social events
The main hall is suitable for a range of sport, community and social events

7 Comments

MV
#1 Posted by MV on 24 Nov 2020 at 15:59 PM
lovely.
Silent Witness
#2 Posted by Silent Witness on 24 Nov 2020 at 16:35 PM
This is a nice simple but successful building
WUN
#3 Posted by WUN on 24 Nov 2020 at 16:53 PM
I like this a lot. Clever detailing to make it look simple.
Dan C
#4 Posted by Dan C on 24 Nov 2020 at 17:22 PM
Nice building - well done Collective
HMR
#5 Posted by HMR on 24 Nov 2020 at 17:30 PM
love it, well done all invloved
Pleasantfield
#6 Posted by Pleasantfield on 26 Nov 2020 at 12:15 PM
Simple agricultural design
Perfect fit and super interior. Don't often feel positive on urban realm about the go anywhere city replica builds but this works really well for its location.
Hadden Group
#7 Posted by Hadden Group on 27 Nov 2020 at 11:51 AM
Hadden Group are proud to have worked with the design team and Tayport Community Trust to deliver the construction of this community facility.

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