Community Projects | HSSP Architects Ltd.
HSSP Architects take great pride in their Community Projects. Our portfolio ranges from preschool, upper school, sports and recreation and religious facilities of several denominations. This sector provides for many people their first interaction with an architect-inspired building and we aim to make a great first impact.
Our sense of community is strong within our own locality and aim to become a part of yours. We aim to provide that extra level of service throughout the project which can be appreciated by others for years to come.
HSSP Architects were appointed to redesign the main entrance to Ashby School to provide a bright, welcoming and modern point of contact for visitors. The impressive school frontage had been dominated by parked cars and the Head Teacher’s brief was to provide a fully modern facility but in-keeping with the Listed Buildings at the school. The design enhances the existing architectural features, internally and externally, and combines this with a fresh and contemporary palette of materials. Elements of the School’s Crest have been used to provide manifestation in the glazed screens – a combination of a notable past with a bright future!+
The project included the demolition and re-building of the Salvation Army Church facilities in central Coventry – the building caters for the
Salvation Army’s community and worship programmes on their established site. Extensive archaeological investigations accompanied the demolition, the site sitting adjacent to visible remains of the medieval walls. The single-storey building provides a 300 seat Church, general purpose community rooms, catering kitchen and future 1st floor expansion. The large central foyer provides a hub of activity which can be seen from the street, yet opens out onto the quiet enclosed garden adjacent to the ancient city wall.
During 2012 HSSP Architects began working with Magnum Care and Goodrich Consulting on a new Care Home in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Following planning approval in September 2012 and a successful tender, Wynbrook Homes were successful in being awarded the construction contract and work started in May 2013. The site was once the home of an historic hosiery factory which was influential in the design of the building. The principle elevation facing onto John Street uses traditional brickwork detailing to reflect the industrial language of the former factory. The building extends into the rear of the site and reduces in scale from four-storey to one, creating an alternative domestic vocabulary.+
A new purpose built facility with eight team changing rooms is complimented by a large first floor function room, equipped bar and separate meeting room providing a state of the art football centre for the local community.
The viewing terrace offers parents and spectators a panoramic view over eight new drained and leveled pitches to suit various age group football.
The building meets its sustainability agenda with a sedum covered roof, PV cells and a heat recovery system linked to the exhaust ventilation system.
HSSP Architects were appointed to design a new purpose built pre-school and nursery facility for the Harpur Trust.
The design provided light and airy classroom and shared learning accommodation, along with easy and secure access to external areas.
Simple yet robust materials provide a vibrant and exciting learning atmosphere.
HSSP Architects were involved in the creation of a new golf shop and caravan and camping reception and shower block, including external landscaping and signage.+
A series of projects in a town centre park containing the Town’s War Memorial. HSSP Architects have been involved with the refurbishment of the Memorial, access improvements, installation of sculptures and new fencing to this area.+
HSSP Architects provided design, planning appraisal and project management to this scheme involving installation of a new pedestrian footbridge connecting two town centre parks.
The project is Phase 1 of a larger scheme for a new visitor centre and improved car park.
We liaised with both the Environment Agency and bridge manufacturers to ensure that details complied with strict flood risk criteria and ensured the project was delivered on time prior to a large public event linking the Town’s parks for the first time in their history.