Somerstown Community Centre is housed in a contemporary, metal clad building spanning a main arterial route into Portsmouth and linking two communities. The building is a hub providing healthcare, housing and community services, and is fast becoming an iconic landmark in the city. SRE is completing the BREEAM Bespoke and Healthcare assessments and advised the contractor on how to achieve the relevant ‘Very Good’ and ‘Excellent’ ratings in order to address Portsmouth City Council planning policy and NHS funding requirements. As part of delivering the high BREEAM standards the building includes centralised CHP, air source heat pumps and rainwater harvesting to provide significant resource savings.
Client: Portsmouth City Council
Main Contractor: BAM
Architect: Re-Format & BAM Design
'We have been working with SRE for more than three years on important housing schemes and community facilities in the heart of Portsmouth. The service we have received has always been friendly, thorough and professional.'
Adrian Legg, Project and Design Coordinator for Portsmouth City Council's Housing Development team