Environmental Impact and Benefits

Oliver's Battery Community Centre

Building a Hub for our Community

Environmental Impact and Benefits

The proposed site is immediately adjacent to the Oliver's Battery Scheduled Ancient Monument from whichthe community takes its name. This open space is located at the highest point of the downland giving it visual impact and providing extensive views over the the Itchen Valley. This important open space is now maintained and used in the manner of a village green, which is highly valued hy the community.

 

The site of the proposed Community Center is therefore the most important local site for a public building. The design concept acknowledges this by providing a contemporary design with significant impact, which both complements its location and exploits it by providing extensive views over the open space. Community events such as summer fetes have been held on the open space and have benefited greatly from the current building as a place for complementary activities such as exhibitions and for the provisions of refreshments and other services.

 

The design concept envisages an energy efficient and environmentally friendly building which would conform to current advanced building standards.

Olivers Battery Community Centre Ltd

Company limited by Guarantee

Company number: 09882906Ch

Registered address: 7 Bournemouth Road

Chandlers Ford, Hants, SO53 3DA

Charity number: 1173149