Project Overview

Bentley Projects completed this extension to the existing Bradbury Centre in Winchester at the end of May 2021.

It comprises 12 self-contained flatlets situated at the rear of the current Day Centre which remained in use throughout the construction work.

The accommodation will provide a home for those who have experienced long-term homelessness as well as person-centred wrap-around support to help people get their lives back on track.

The site posed some major access issues, bounded on 2-sides by rivers and blocked from the street by the existing day centre. By using an innovative piling system with integrated slab and a Kingspan TEK SIP Structure, we found a practical method of working that reduced build-time and inconvenience to Trinity’s service users, using a temporary bridge across the river for access.

Despite being built during the Covid pandemic, the construction team worked well with the charity’s staff and residents; facilitating their continued operation and participating in fundraising activities. The project has gone on to achieve several industry awards.

Client: Trinity Winchester
Architect: Hyphen
Contractor: Bentley Projects Ltd

  • 12 self-contained flats
  • Kingspan TEK structural shell
  • Site accessed across a river
  • Adjoining, occupied day centre
  • Timber cladding and render
  • City centre site