Frank Rogers has been awarded a £680,000 contract to carry out a series of improvements and upgrades to the Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre.
The Centre was built during the early 1970’s by the Church of England, Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Churches as a place where the four denominations could hold their services and provide a space for local community activities. The Centre is heavily utilised by various community and religious groups and these latest development works will enhance and extend further the broad scope of facilities available.
Set in a small residential area, the building will essentially be reconfigured. An extension to the building will create a second access point which will become the main entrance. The once dark, confined area will be opened up to create an accessible and welcoming space which will house reception.
The chapel to the rear of the building will be extended, whilst a passenger lift will be introduced providing disabled access to all floors. All circulation areas will benefit from a refresh with a full decoration programme and new floor coverings.
Dean Rogers, Managing Director of Frank Rogers commented:
“Development and new build work to community buildings such as this forms part of our core offering. We understand the need to modernise and refresh dated buildings and re-shape them up for modern use and demands. As is the case here, we will work closely alongside the client to ensure we meet all of their objectives within the budget and time constraints.”
Initial ground investigation works have been carried out followed by enabling works. The programme is expected to take 26 weeks with construction commencing at the beginning of January and running through to Summer 2019.