East Wichel
Community Centre, Swindon

Client: Swindon Borough Council
Contract Value: £515k
Programme: 35 weeks
Completion Date: July 2013
Form of Contract: JCT Intermediate With Contractors Design
Contracts Manager: Dave Mawby
Quantity Surveyor: Keith Carter
Site Manager: Nick Pusey
Architect: Robert Walder - Quattro Architects

Stepnell were awarded the contract to build the new East Wichel Community Centre by Swindon Borough Council in September 2012.

The 200m2, single-storey community facility comprises a main hall, including an area that can be divided off for use as a studio space; a meeting room / office; kitchenette and tea room. There is also a raised decking veranda.

The building is of timber frame construction with a combination of cedar board and rendered panel cladding. Additionally to the community centre we extended the car park at neighbouring East Wichel Community Primary School to create shared parking.