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The Brambles and Community Centre
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Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm
The Brambles Housing and Sallynoggin Community & Senior Centre - both located on Park Close - reinforce a community nucleus of existing buildings that includes local shops, a youth centre, a local parish church and a local school. The architectural design for both the housing and the centre reflects the scale of buildings in the surrounding area and seeks to embed them in the existing context with generous provision of shared public space along with simple elegant construction.
The Brambles Housing consists of 10 high quality energy efficient 1 bed apartments centred around a landscaped forecourt with a public bench and lawn area as well as a communal refuse store. A special feature is the large living spaces in all apartments allowing for adaptive use over time by its inhabitants, along with having either private gardens or terraces to the rear. The new A-rated Community and Senior Centre on the neighbouring site is an extension of the existing Sallynoggin Youth Centre. The aim of this new Community and Senior Centre is to provide a much-needed additional multi-functional hall space to the Youth Centre as well as administration office, kitchen facilities, accessible toilet and storage.