Becontree Community Centre
Rock Townsend were asked to look at the opportunities for this site in Becontree to provide a permanent home for a number of activities currently run from various temporary locations.
The existing site is currently occupied by a warehouse building. The proposal is to demolish the warehouse and construct a new Community Centre comprising a classrooms, activity space, meeting rooms and café space. Typical activities will include parent & toddler groups, antenatal sessions, craft activities, sports, choirs, conversation classes, personal development programmes and one-to-one mentoring.
The new Community Centre will also be a place for research and project incubation into ways of tackling the root causes of poverty, mental & physical health and isolation. Work will be done with young people and families to assist with parenting & relationship support, personal development & life skills.
Location: Becontree, London