Community Centre in Berkshire

Set in 80 over acres of woodland, a large nationwide first “Rites of Passage Centre” for A Band of Brothers. This is a local charity working with young men in the criminal justice system and those at risk to provide mentors and support.

The scheme compromises of 3 large workrooms, flexible shared accommodation for 20 and a large dining space all set around a central cloister.  There is a communal heart with a outdoor tiered amphitheatre and sunken fire pit.

The scheme provides a gateway for access to the woodland, the management of which forms part of the ABOB programme.

The scheme represented a number of challenges. Ultimately funding and land purchase were not viable, however as the charity continue to grow and thrive we hope to work with them again in the future with a revised scheme on a new site.