Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1:00pm, Forum
Anthony Hudson of Hudson Architects presents
Salvation Army Citadel Corps, Chelmsford
Constructed entirely of timber and cloaked in an undulating zinc roof, the new £2 million Salvation Army Citadel Corps building provides 900 sq m new accommodation for the mission on the site of its former premises, which it has occupied since 1974.
The new centre reflects the two sides of the mission, providing an assembly hall for worship as well as recreational facilities for the wide range of community outreach activities that The Salvation Army provides, such as over 60’s clubs, youth activities and toddler care. The building’s plan recognises that these two aspects are interconnected whilst offering flexibility and separation to permit activities to function simultaneously. An indoor sports hall, outdoor play area, lounge, kitchen and foyer with reception café facilities are arranged around a 320-seater worship hall, with administration offices located on the first floor.
Chaired by Geoff Shearcroft / AOC