Bingley Hub – Bradford
Bowman Riley managed the refurbishment of the former public toilets in Bingley’s Jubilee Gardens to provide Bingley Town Council with their own active hub and offices in the town centre.
Bingley Town Council had been renting office space in a local community centre whilst it looked to move to a new, more central location. The Council identified the public toilet block in Bingley as an ideal location in the heart of the town centre and near bus and train links.
Part of the building would be retained as a public toilet facility considered vital to attract more people to shop and spend time in the town. The toilets had been closed for over a year, due to cost-cutting measures by Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
The existing building of a block cavity wall with bare block finish was updated by cladding it with 70mm insulation for better building performance, breather membrane and attractive larch timber cladding. New doors and windows were added to the building.
Now complete, the project re-used an existing out-dated local authority building and re-purposed it as a modern office hub with a meeting space and two unisex accessible public WCs.
The construction work started in 2020. The national lock-down initially slowed down the project, however, we were able to work with the contractor to continue working as the building was empty resulting in delivery of the Bingley Hub on time and on budget.
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