The competition for Shinfield Parish Council (SPC) sought a multi-disciplinary architect led team to design a new community centre to provide facilities to meet the needs of the local community.
New community facilities were identified as essential infrastructure within the Wokingham Borough Core Strategy Development Plan and their expected usage defined within the Wokingham Borough Council Shaping Our New Communities Document.
The proposed new building will be situated next to the existing Parish Hall standing on the site of the old British Legion building. New facilities are required to meet the future demands of the growing community, in the longer term there may be an opportunity for further expansion on the site if demand for further space was deemed necessary by way of demolishing and rebuilding the existing parish hall to make way for an extension to the new building.
The 5 shortlisted practices, who will now begin working on their design proposals are:
- Adams and Sutherland
- AOC Architecture
- Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
- Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture
- Studio Partington