St Ann's Library & Hall, Haringey

Client name: London Borough of Haringey

Services: Contract Administration, Building Surveying

Value: £990,000

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Keegans were appointed by Haringey as contract administrators for the construction of a new community facility that provides flexible, easily divisible space capable of multi-use in all areas incorporating local enterprise, social events, large meetings, drama, exercise, dance and music to cater for the whole community in the St Ann’s library.

Keegans worked in partnership with Haringey and the Bridge New Development for Communities to develop a new, greener, safer and quieter facility that met the needs of the community.

As part of the consultation process, local residents were invited to ‘help us paint the picture’ workshops at which they were encouraged to express their views and help ensure the community’s requirements were incorporated into the design plans.

The new hall links with the existing library to provide a safer environment and creates a physical link between learning and leisure.

The hall is funded by the Bridge New Deal for Communities (NDC) as part of its £50 million, 10 year programme regenerating Seven Sisters and South Tottenham.

Success
The community were fully involved in the design and construction of this new library community hall as we carried out extensive consultation with the user group.

There was also extensive consultation with NDC Seven Bridges and Haringey library because there was dual funding.

Everyone came together for a very successful opening ceremony for the project which was very well attending by the local community.  There was African dancing, line dancing, teas and refreshments. Keegans and the contractors working on the project attended with information displays on the project and samples of the green sedum roof.

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