Sure Start, St Anne’s, Colchester

Architect:
DSDHA Architects
Completed:
2006
Awards:
Colchester 2020 and RIBA Award 2008
Categories:
Community + Faith, Education, New Build, UK excluding London
Photography:
Collection of Jane Wernick Associates

This Sure Start centre was built on a green field site adjacent to the Parsons Heath recreation ground. The triangulated roof provides an undulating ‘landscape’ which can be seen from many level from the Heath above and the surrounding roads. The ground and first floor levels are constructed from reinforced concrete, and the roof, second floor and double height single storey spaces are constructed in structural steelwork.