The brief for the building required 3 distinct elements; the Association’s offices, flatted accommodation for social rent & community facilities. The three parts to the project would work in conjunction to make the most efficient use of the site & maximise available funding. The site was extremely constraint, in the heart of the Lanark Conservation Area, with a 2.2m level difference. The design was driven by a desire to integrate the new building into the identity of the area, offering a modern sympathetic addition to the town.
The ground floor houses facilities for the benefit of tenants & the surrounding local area. These include a reception area with computer access for public use, free high-speed broadband Wi-Fi, a multi-purpose space, 2 smaller confidential meeting rooms, accessible kitchen, toilets & baby change. The multi-purpose space will be fully resourced with presentation equipment & video conferencing that will support a broad range of activity. The room is furnished to ensure flexible use: ranging from board-style meetings, a training venue, public meetings, light exercise & relaxation classes, to college outreach work. Clydesdale Community Hub will provide a base for the outreach delivery of services & activities, & a meeting base for groups to hire.
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