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New Bursledon Community Centre
The Council, in partnership with doctors from
Bursledon Surgery, NHS Hampshire, Hampshire County Council,
Bursledon Parish Council and Bursledon and District Community
Association, are looking to improve existing facilities and
services for local residents at the community centre site on
Lowford Hill, Bursledon. This includes finding a solution for the
need to relocate Bursledon Surgery to provide better facilities for
This exciting scheme is designed to provide
better facilities and services with a new self-service library and
parish officer, a revamped community centre and new-look doctors'
surgery, together with increased car parking provision.
Main Works Continues - Piling Nears Completion
Following the start of main works in May 2013,
construction has progressed well and we are still on track to
complete the building in December 2013.
The sheet piling has been completed and you
will see that there are now two clear level differences on the
site. The area to the north of the sheet piling wall will
become the GP Practice, and first floor of the community centre,
the lower area in the middle of the site will become the ground
floor housing the community centre, library and parish office.
At present, work continues on the current stage of piling, know
as CFA piling, which involves drilling into the ground,
removing the earth, and filling the void with steel and
concrete. On completion of the works, a team of
carpenters and fabricators will install a concrete beam
across the tops of the piles ready for the installation of the
concrete floor slabs. This will at last see the new building
start to rise out of the ground as the columns to support the
concrete floor slabs are installed and the slabs themselves
In June, the drilling rig will return to complete the final 3
holes for the ground source heat pumps for the doctors’ surgery. By
July you should start seeing the steel structure commencing, the
roof being formed and a building will start to form on the
You may also have noticed that the temporary car park is
completed and in use, we have put some signs in place to advertise
the car park and avoid any detrimental impact on local
businesses. We have also installed a dropped kerb on the
route around the site.
To maintain as much parking as possible throughout the
development, the recycling facilities have been removed from the
site, the nearest facilities will now be at the Tesco Superstore.
Once development is complete, recycling facilities will be put back
If you have any concerns about the construction process, please
get in touch with us via these details:
- Eastleigh Borough Council’s Project Manager, Andy Butler: 07795
- Mansell’s on site Project Manager, Mike Teasdale: 07970
Photos of Current Work
CFA Piling is underway, nearing completion
Sheet piling complete and the ground floor area excavated
The temporary car park is now in place (21 spaces
Photo of the project stakeholders as work
Visualisation of the Construction Process
Mansell have a wealth of experience delivering
similar schemes, a locally-based project team and some great ideas
in terms of apprenticeships and involving the local
community. They have created the following visualisation
which demonstrates the possible stages of the building
Main works will run from 11 March 2013 until mid-December
2013. The building is set to open in January 2014.
Throughout the construction, car-parking provision for users of the
local businesses will be maintained alongside pedestrian
access across the site.
Funding for the project, costed at £3.5
million, has been agreed by the Council, using Developers’
Contributions, Capital receipts and the New Homes Bonus.
The planning application was approved in
December 2011. This followed a public consultation between 11
July and 08 August and a planning consultation which ran from 22
September until 20 October.
Council Leader Cllr Keith House said: “This
project will deliver real benefits for local people in
Bursledon. We have spent time getting the designs right and
we have listened and acted on comments from local residents. We now
have the funds in place, without needing to put up council
tax. If the application gets permission I hope residents will
get involved even more in supporting the Community Association to
make the Centre a thriving facility and use the new library
You can view all of the designs and the
documents via the
online planning website . For quick reference, the
artist impressions of the new facility and the ground floor and
first floor plans are available below.
Please view the Design Brief
it provides details on the project vision, the development site,
the design principles and the planning requirements.
Artist Impressions of the Scheme (click on the
thumbnails to view full size image)
New Ground Floor and First Floor Plans (click on the thumbnails
to view full size image)
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