The Eco Hub, Gamlingay, Phase 2
This Project completed the original Civic Architect’s design for the Community Hub at Gamlingay, by adding the remainder of the internal and external space which could not be funded at the time of Phase 1. The works to Phase 2 have turned the Architect’s vision of connecting the Youth wing and Hub to a useable external community facility into a reality.
Work Carried Out
Phase Two of the works involved adding a youth centre and conferencing facility extension, external community and leisure spaces, outdoor seating, MUGA, outdoor table tennis and basketball areas, and a complete refurbishment and extension to the car park.
Our client is so pleased with our performance, we have joined together in an open book maintenance programme to look after the building and carry out all aspects of maintenance, from response to major planned replacements of plant and renewables.
The building is open to the public, but we can give you a unique insight into how it was constructed and would be happy to provide a guided tour by prior arrangement.
"Hutchinson’s are without out doubt one of the best firms (of builders) I have ever dealt with. They are very thorough, their staff are excellent, and they are very focused on quality. The close involvement of Martin West and Robert Hutchinson made sure that no details were left unattended and Peter Dolling’s very close and hands-on management of the project gives great confidence that everything aspect of the job gets finished to a high standard. They have been a pleasure to work with and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them."
"The Gamlingay Eco Hub – A terrific use of space bringing the whole community together. Superb finish and attention to detail."
"Thanks to Hutchinsons building the Eco Hub so well, the Eco Hub has just been entered for another national award, this time by SCAMBS District Council themselves. The LABC Award is for Building Excellence and is all about the essence of good buildings shown from a construction and technical building control point of view. As an architect, I am not surprised that Hutchinsons are starting to win national recognition for high quality construction. Here’s hoping we win this one too."
Mark Brandon, RSPB
"The wall at the entrance has been rebuilt and widened, the shop has a much needed new storage area and there is a much larger and welcoming Visitor Reception building to meet and greet visitors."
"G&S Hutchinson provided a very helpful, flexible and friendly service under difficult circumstances with Huntingdon Bus Station remaining operational whilst the works were being carried out."
Harrogate Civic Society Judging Panel
"Achieving the seemingly impossible task of bringing the building back into use without damaging any of the historic features which make this building part of Harrogate’s heritage."