Bewbush, located in the south-west of Crawley, had high levels of social deprivation, and suffered from many social difficulties. SPACE & PLACE was involved with Crawley Council from 2003 onwards, in order to try to an address these issues (including extensive public consultation) and produced a £6m regeneration scheme for this 1960’s suburb.
The proposal was to improve and regenerate the area through works to the existing shopping parade, assist release land for housing of a more balanced mix, and provision of a community health facility.
The now completed community health facility is situated adjacent to a Sure Start facility and is funded by Crawley Council and the local PCT.
Working closely with the client and on a tight budget, S&P created an efficient, friendly community centre in an area with challenging social issues to provide for inclusive Community and Leisure use along with the provision of Local Authority and Voluntary Services.
The resultant design also fulfilled the client’s brief in that it is ecologically sustainable, and importantly cost efficient in both its initial costs and long term running costs.