Newton Longville Free Church, Newton Longville
This is a new church for a small religious community, carefully designed by DLA Architects Practice to a tight budget on a site that had been left as a bequest some 40 years earlier. DLA AP nursed the project through planning and fund-raising processes over many years. The church finally opened in 2006 to the joy of the Baptists & Methodists and is in daily use by secular and religious groups in the village.
Younghayes Centre, Cranbrook
DLA Architects Practice designed this multi-purpose building to provide a range of local facilities plus GP and community uses in the early days of the new settlement of Cranbrook near Exeter. This efficient and compact 880m² (9,472ft²) building comprises one and two storey elements and incorporates a main sports and community hall with associated ancillary accommodation, office and community rooms. By specifying sustainable materials and systems throughout, the design achieved a BREEAM excellent rating.
Westcroft Library, Milton Keynes
Delivered as part of a SCAPE Framework Agreement between KIER and MKC, DLA Architects Practice designed this Library for a specific site located within the Westcroft District Centre in Milton Keynes. DLA AP’s building provides dedicated floorspace for MK Library Services while the building also serves the local community. The form of the building draws on local references from and responds to the existing vernacular to sit comfortably within the neighbourhood.