Brownstown Community Centre

Construction of a new extension and renovation of the existing facilities at Brownstown Community Centre.

 

The existing Brownstown Centre accommodation comprised a Main Hall, entrance foyer, kitchen, office & ancillary spaces with a two team changing pavilion adjacent incorporating garages, toilets & stores – both constructed circa 1975. The construction for both was traditional block cavity. The Main Hall had a steel portal frame structure. The existing site incorporated a turf football pitch, an additional steel port-a-cabin changing facility, a 3G pitch, a car park, a MUGA, a children’s play park and an adjacent children’s playgroup building.

 

Demolitions removed the entire changing pavilion building & kitchen, entrance hall, toilets & the ancillary spaces, leaving the Main Hall & rear stores.

The roof was removed to expose the structure & a new profiled insulated panel roof added as replacement. The Main Hall & store floors remaining were removed & reinstated under the refurbishment.

 

The Main Hall & stores received various alterations including replacement of windows, ceilings, doors & a total internal & external finishes refurb. All existing M&E services were replaced with new.

 

The new build works provided a new 2 storey extension comprising: 2 storey entrance hall, draught lobby, ground floor multi-purpose studio, staff office, toilets, kitchen & 4 no. changing rooms with referee & disabled access changing facilities, first floor meeting rooms, mezzanine & dance studio.

 

Site works included the provision of a new car park & lighting, refurbished road access & the extension of the existing car park facility.

Access to the existing football pitch, additional steel port-a-cabin changing facility, 3G pitch, car park, MUGA, children’s play park & adjacent children’s playgroup building were maintained throughout.

Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Mark Baxter, said, “This wonderful new addition to the area offers a wide range of cutting-edge facilities for the whole community – from conference space to a 3G floodlit pitch there really is something for everyone”.