A new community centre, whose construction was project managed by McBains, was officially opened on May 26, in an event that paid tribute to its namesake, Claire Tiltman.
The Claire Tiltman Centre in Stone, Kent is named after a local schoolgirl and Stone Parish resident who was tragically murdered in 1993. The community centre is intended as a positive tribute to Claire, to be enjoyed by local youth and ecology groups in her memory.
Featuring a 200 square metre, multi-use community hall, meeting room and break out space, together with toilet and shower facilities, a large kitchen, storage areas and 4 acres of grounds, the community facility will primarily be used by scout groups, a local forest school and for Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme activities.
The eco-friendly building features a mechanical ventilation heating and air-cooling system, solar photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting and electric vehicle charging points.
The centre was funded by the construction and sale of 16 three-bedroom town houses, which were constructed on part of the c. 6-acre site.
McBains was appointed by developer and long-standing client Merlin Danesmount to provide cost management and project management services to the mixed-use scheme.
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