Completed Community Projects
Dover Sea Sports Centre
Project: Dover Sea Sports Centre
Location: Dover Sea Front
Client: Dover Sea Sports Development Trust
Contract: JCT 2005 with Quantities
This landmark building provides a new sea sports centre with modern facilities for the Watersports Centre, the Lifeguards and the Rowing Club. The scheme which was funded by Sport England includes a new boat store and changing facilities at lower ground floor level and a new bar and restaurant at first floor level that provide stunning views across the port of Dover. Also at first floor level is a syndicate room that provides a flexible multi-function facility with the inclusion of a movable partition.
With the footprint of the building actually on the beach the foundations comprise a concrete raft constructed of waterproof concrete. The structure up to first floor level consists of an insitu concrete frame on top of which is a steel frame to the first floor.
Externally the building is clad with masonry, cedar boarding and powder coated aluminium curtain walling, windows and doors. The roof is a standing seam system with Baileys preformed feature eaves. In addition to the front of the building there is an exposed concrete feature balcony with stainless steel balustrading.
- Landmark building on located on Dover Sea Front
- Technically challenging project throughout
- Highly commended project in the category of Best Technical Development at the LABC 2010 South East Building Excellence Awards
- Successful management and coordination of a significant number of specialist design packages
- Successful use of a project portal as the source for all project information
- Jenner listed as a main sponsor due to assistance with the financing of the project during 2009
Project: The Cube
Location: Tontine Street, Folkestone
Client: Creative Foundation
Contract: Intermediate Form
The refurbishment of this four storey office accommodation had particular sentiment for Chairman Simon Pentecost who worked on the scheme as Contracts Manager for Jenner when the building was constructed in 1975.
The scheme involved the remodelling of The Cube into adult education facilities comprising of pottery, jewellery, art studios, teaching areas and dance studios which is used by Kent County Council Adult Education Services.
Externally the building was refreshed with a striking self coloured monocouche render and the existing mansard roof was removed. Internally the industrial design is similar to the Folkestone Glassworks project, also completed for the Creative Foundation by Jenner, with exposed services and painted floors.
TN2 Community Centre
Project: TN2 Community Centre
Location: Greggs Wood Road, Tunbridge Wells
Client: Town and Country Housing Group
Contract: Design & Build
Phase 1 of the Sherwood Community Project comprised the complete refurbishment of the existing YMCA community centre. Initially the roof of the single storey community centre was removed and a new first floor added by the introduction of a steel frame located externally of the building. The envelope of the first floor was clad with aluminium powder coated windows and doors, cedar cladding to a timber support structure and steel standing seam cladding to the roof.
The new first floor is accessed via a staircase and platform lift and contains a multi-function space and library together with a kitchen area and WC facilities. Extensive refurbishment works were undertaken to the existing masonry constructed ground floor and improvements to the environmental and sound properties to the existing sports hall were also carried out.
- Community consultation prior to commencement of works
- Interface of major new build and refurbishment works
- Through our client working with a number of stakeholders to ensure requirements are met
- Striking contemporary elevations to new first floor
- Brise Soleil to library area and eaves
- Bespoke new balcony and fire escape to rear
Project: Christian Centre
Location: Seasalter, Kent
Client: Seasalter Parochial Church Council
Contract: Design & Build
We embarked upon this design and build scheme with architects Duncan and Graham and structural engineer Steve Green. The scheme itself is generally masonry construction with a steel frame to the main worship hall.
The worship hall also includes a central rooflight and hi-tech lighting installations, a sound system, underfloor heating and air conditioning.
The entrance to the facility is an eye catching frameless glass installation with a shaped head and fenestration. This is accessed via the car park to the front and side of the building. Lighting also formed part of the external works scheme.
Other facilities within this project include an office, a private chapel, kitchen, function/activity room and a crèche area.
Project: Construction of New Coastguard Station
Location: Palm Bay Avenue, Cliftonville
Client: Southern Water
Contract: JCT Intermediate Form
Although ultimately to be used by the Coastguard, the Client for this scheme was Southern Water due to the fact that they had an interest in the land of the nearby existing Coastguard Station.
This led to the requirement for this new facility, which is located adjacent to the Cliftonville doctor’s surgery previously constructed by Jenner in 2003. The two storey building contains a garage/workshop and WC/changing rooms to the ground floor, with the first floor mainly comprising of the observation tower which also contains a small kitchen area.
The observation area is dominated by a facetted window on plan which set at an angle in its vertical plane to give maximum visibility. The finish to this focal window and others on the building is marine grade powder coated aluminium.
Elsewhere a reinforced concrete first floor and roof is supported by a steel frame which is enveloped by Forticrete blocks. The roof is Kal-zip metal profiled cladding with a finish to suit the marine environment.
In front of the observation area to the first floor is a walkway comprising paving slabs and cobbles on an asphalt roof, which is protected by a powder coated mild steel balustrade.
Externally there is a tarmac finish car park area with an automatic mild steel galvanised gate and to the boundary of the site retaining walls were constructed with galvanised mild steel railings.
Project: Refurbishment & Extension
Location: Droit House, Margate
Client: Thanet District Council
Contract: Intermediate Form
Droit House was originally constructed on Margate Seafront as a customs building in 1828. During the second world war it was destroyed by German bombing but was subsequently rebuilt to its original plans and details in 1947.
We undertook the refurbishment and extension of the building on behalf of Thanet District Council to provide a Visitor’s Centre for the proposed Turner Contemporary Gallery.
The scheme was designed by Terry Farrell & Partners and comprises a contemporary reinforced concrete circular extension, which is clad in specialist curved plywood. Daylight into the extension is via four narrow marine quality aluminium windows with feature fair faced concrete projecting “fins”. There are also nine circular rooflights with curved plywood linings internally that deliver light into the main gallery area. In addition to the main gallery space which has a Junckers floor and bespoke perimeter seating the extension also contains WC and kitchen facilities.
The extension is linked to Droit House via a fully glazed link and connects to a further two gallery areas. The existing building was fully refurbished including re-roofing, damp repairs, structural alterations and window and associated shutter renovations. Other specialist works include repairs to the clock and copper cupola and bespoke joinery storage areas and wall panels to house exhibit items.
During the works we were required to liaise with English Nature due to the site being immediately adjacent to the high tide roosting site of the Turnstone seabird, which is considered to be important to the fauna of the Thanet coastline. In order to prevent the birds from being deterred from settling during the period of high tide we were unable to undertake disruptive external work activities for a period extending from one hour before and after high tide.