St Andrew’s Centre

St Andrew's Centre

The St Andrew’s Centre, Histon, Cambridge

This project remodels Histon’s Victorian village school into a centre for all sectors of this thriving community. At the heart of the scheme is a larger hall for 150, and a smaller hall for the ‘Stepping Stones’ pre-school childcare. Elsewhere is a play space for the pre-school and others, a church office, and a space for youth. The front of the building is transformed with a stylish cafe providing a warm gesture of welcome.

The site, which is in a conservation area, is extremely tight, and the retention of major elements of the Victorian buildings has meant careful sequencing of the works was essential. The works are due to complete at the end of 2013; the client’s website gives more information on the life of the building.

Main Contractor: TJ Evers Ltd
Structural Engineer: Andrew Firebrace Partnership
Services Engineer: Roger Parker Associates
Project Management: Gleeds
Quantity Surveyor: Edmond Shipway LLP
CDM: Ashton Consulting Engineers