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The Hub - Meldreth, Cambridgeshire


Project type

Specialist Care - Reception building and hydrotherapy centre

Client

The Aurora Group

Scope

Development of new welcome building and hydrotherapy centre

Status

Planning approved 2018

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The Aurora group provides residential and day student provision for students with specialist needs.

They had recently acquired the site and were in a process of updating the existing building stock. In addition they wished to create a new arrivals building that would provide a new entrance to the school as well as including a ‘Hydrotherapy’ centre and some facilities that would be accessible by the community as well as the students and residents of the school.

The existing buildings on the site are very geometric in form and we wished to create a building with a softer and more welcoming appearance. The site selected for the building was next to the existing orchard and the community café facility was located so that it overlooked this space. The curved plan form of the roof provides shelter to an outside seating area on the southern elevation.

The curved plan forms of the building create an obvious point of arrival at the end of the path leading into the development and the timber cladding and timber columns echo the wooded setting of the building.

Planning approval for the scheme was granted in 2018.

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