Timebridge Community Centre
A focal point for the community in New Addington
The new building has replaced the old Fieldway Family Centre and Timebridge Centre, creating a central hub with access to education, health, career and social support. It is an important resource for those living in New Addington, providing a diverse range of uses including a nursery and community café, along with a food bank, youth and family centre, and various spaces to hire.
The 2-storey building is a key part of Croydon Council’s extensive regeneration programme for New Addington, one of the area’s most deprived neighbourhoods.
- Facility New Community Centre
- Building Size 161,000m2
- Location New Addington/Croydon
- Time On Site 30 weeks (including Covid delays)
- Partners Bailey Partnership (Architect)
Flexible design with standout features
The building was designed with the needs of the community front and centre - as well as providing crucial day-to-day services like the nursery and food bank, the multi-functional space is also a place for people to meet and chat, ask for advice and support, have fun and get fit.
The spaces were designed to allow a high degree of flexibility, with a multi-purpose hall, two-studio spaces, conference and meeting rooms, as well as an indoor and outdoor social space.
Building for the future
Sustainability was a key consideration in both the design and delivery of the building, achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating with the inclusion of a number of features, including Roof top PV panels, Electric Car charging points, Changing/Shower facilities to name a few.
Build programme reduced with latest offsite technology
Built using the latest in offsite technology and BIM modelling, 36 modules were craned into place on-site, arriving with fixtures and fittings already in place, including internal walls and plastering, doors, windows and ironmongery, plus plumbing, electrics and joinery.
This reduced the build programme to just 30 weeks.
Overcoming challenges to complete on time
The Centre was built in on time, despite significant operational
challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which disrupted the
supply of materials and created manpower issues, with McAvoy
introducing social distancing measures and new facilities on site at
very short notice.
The commencement of construction on a large adjacent site also
created challenges, multiplying the number of vehicles using access
Despite the unprecedented challenges, the project was delivered on
The Customer Perspective
“The McAvoy team has done an excellent job in delivering an outstanding new building that will serve the local community in Croydon for many years to come.”
“Bailey Partnership was pleased to provide full multi-disciplinary design service and worked closely with McAvoy Group, including architecture, interior design, structural design and building services. The brief was complex, derived from Croydon Council’s requirements, and the team had to unlock a large number of community stakeholder group requirements to deliver an efficient, flexible and truly multi purpose community building which will enhance the social fabric of the local community into the future.
The project showed how modern methods of construction and hybrid elements can deliver complex projects with reduced construction programmes to exceptional quality and provide highly functional, energy efficient buildings.”
“The Timebridge Community Centre is a high-quality, intuitively designed building. By incorporating the most advanced offsite construction techniques, we were able to turn this project around in under a year, despite Covid-related delays.”
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