Cedars Youth & Community Centre
Working with Watford Football Club Community Sports & Education Trust and Harrow Council, LOM has helped secure initial funding for this community based project. Watford's Kickz programme resulted in a significant reduction in anti social behaviour on the estate. The opportunity to extend the programmes with the support of 'Myplace' - Big Lottery funding was identified by Harrow and Watford. The innovative partnership between Harrow Council and Watford combined with proposals based upon extensive consultation and engagement meant the funding bid was successful.
The design solution is driven from the sensitive site within a much loved park. The building links with the park through both functional and aesthetic associations. Green planes and landscaping make a visual connection whilst a cafe and play area create a functional relationship.
Passive environmental considerations have also shaped the design from the outset resulting in an extremely efficient building. CO2 emissions will be half that of best practice reference building and 25% of the existing building which is less than half the size!
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