Project Name: King’s Somborne Community Centre
Location: King’s Somborne, Stockbridge, England
Client Name: King’s Somborne Parish Council
Supplied by: Wernick Refurbished Buildings
Accommodation Type: 1-storey modular building
Features: Fully fitted kitchen, children’s toilets, internal roller shutter to serving hatch, office, reception, and classroom
No. of Modules: 5
Programme: 8 weeks
The King’s Somborne Parish Council sought to procure a community building that was specifically suited for use by children.
Following the consultation with the client, it was clear that the building should be able to cater for a multitude of needs in order to provide a versatile space that could be utilised by both the community and the pre-school.
Money for the project was raised through a variety of sources including grants from the European Union, the Lottery, Test Valley Borough Council CIL fund, TVBC, HCC, and the King’s Somborne Village Hall.
The client decided that the refurbished modular building method provided an affordable and effective solution that minimised disruption to the surrounding area.
Wernick was chosen from an initial list of 16 companies due to their rapid and professional approach which was ultimately reflected in the product.
The project was completed within two months, with on-site installation taking a total of three days. Prior to the build, a trackway had to be laid on-site to allow the cabins to be craned in. The following day all modules were installed, and the trackway was efficiently removed the next day.
Wernick produced a multifunctional building that provided facilities including a fully fitted kitchen with an internal roller shutter fitted to the serving hatch, children’s toilets and washbasins, a reception area as well as classroom and office space.
John Vanderpump, a member of the King’s Somborne Parish Council Project Team who was heavily involved in the project stated that they are “over the moon” with the building. “It has been great value for money, and we’ve had terrific assistance along the way, all our queries were answered quickly and efficiently. We absolutely love the building, we’re very happy with it.”
Councillor Tony Ward further commented: “I want to thank all the people at Wernick for providing not only an excellent building but also some of the best customer service and positivity I have come across for a very long time.”