THE BRIDGE BETWEEN COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Bridge Between will be located on a reclaimed brownfield site within the Holton Reach Development area of Barry Docks, formerly in the ownership of Associated British Ports and the Welsh Development Agency. Aspirations were to create a fully accessible, welcoming and hospitable community facility.
To maximise accessibility, facilities are provided on a single level, with level access through all access and egress points. The design also includes a “Changing Places” bathroom facility for the severely disabled. The spine corridor is articulated to provide respite areas.
The building was designed to achieve a BREEAM excellent sustainability rating. Sustainability efforts focussed around improving biodiversity and creating a green haven within this heavily industrialised area. In addition, the construction will incorporate high thermal insulation and renewable technologies to minimise energy use.