Kingswood Locality Hub
Client: South Gloucestershire Council
Duration: 2008 – 2011
The new Children & Young Persons Locality Hub provides a range of children and young person’s services for the local community. The Hub is constructed using an innovative timber structure sourced from FSC approved forests which sequesters over 250 tonnes of carbon in the building.
The highly sustainable building is carefully organised into Public, Contact, and Private Zones which are arranged around a 3 storey entrance atrium. The use of larch cladding, insulated render, and coloured glass panels further enhances the building’s legibility.
The Hub has been chosen as the region’s BCO National Awards Innovation nominee; an LABC West of England Best Community Building nominee, and shortlisted as the Insider South West Property awards Office Development of the Year.
“This is a state of the art centre which will bring essential frontline services much closer to the children and young people who need them.”