Trinity Youth Club
Trinity Youth Club have wanted their own meeting area for years – now they have it thanks to a café extension built at the centre behind the parish hall.
The extension project was undertaken and completed on time and within budget by AC Mauger Special Projects.
The new café incorporates a balcony area, a juice bar and has plenty of natural light, thanks to three electronically operated Velux rooflights with rain sensors. The area has a newly-formed store and the new doors match the existing complex. The team at AC Mauger also donated furniture to the project including bar stools for the new juice bar and a table and chairs.
AC Mauger Special Projects Director, Steve Romeril said: ‘We are really pleased with what has been created at Trinity Youth Centre and are confident that we fulfilled the brief. The centre managers came to us and asked us to get involved, so from the beginning it was very much a partnership between us.’
The chairman of the Youth Club Committee Adrian Deverill said that the point of the café was to create somewhere club members could use at any time. The Youth Centre is used throughout the week by a number of clubs and groups and the Youth Club Committee wanted a space which would always be available and theirs. ‘We wanted a meeting place – somewhere where we could have the freedom to meet at any time that we wanted,’ said Mr Deverill.
Alongside the brief to create a new, modern space which was tailored to complement the existing building, the team had make sure the build happened without disrupting the day-to-day use of the busy centre.
‘This really was a major aspect of this project. We needed to ensure that we could carry it out with the minimum of disruption to the daily use of the centre. To this end we liaised closely with the client to make sure that everyone who needed to could still use the centre safely,’ said Steve Romeril.
Throughout the build the centre continued to house a nursery and is used by other clubs and associations during the course of the week. One of the daily challenges on the project was to ensure the safety of children and parents.
To this end, the foreman liaised with nursery staff and, with careful planning, safety measures were put in place in areas of particular concern, including the car park and the new entrance.
AC Mauger Special Projects also made sure that they maintained a close working relationship with the Trinity Youth Centre team members, relating to the construction, sequencing and problem-solving issues throughout the contract.
Construction commenced at the end of September and was completed within budget before Christmas 2009.
ACM Special Projects team included Steve Romeril, Contracts Manager, Gary Collins, Quantity Surveyor, Nick Andrews and site working foreman, Gerry Hussey.