Charity Hub, St Albans

We've just completed a project at The Hub - demolishing the old building to erect a new two storey purpose built community hall with incorporated staff offices.

The original building was built in 1929 as an enterprise for extracting bone marrow and then later turned into an ice-cream factory. Camphill Village Trust bought the building in 1974 as a workshop and then purchased numbers 74, 76, 78 and 80. During the 1990's they had numbers 74, 78 and 80 turned into bedsits for people with special needs where they could live within the community with people on hand to help. Number 76 was used as a local office for all the trust owned properties St Albans. The Hub was converted into a community hall where the tenants could meet, play in a band and put on shows for the Camphill community.

It has been difficult to build - having restricted access and storage. All deliveries had to be coordinated with our suppliers to keep a steady flow but we achieved practical completion last Thursday.

During this time, we have also had numbers 78 and 80 to refurbish and will be continuing with these for the next couple of weeks until the client hands over number 76 which we will convert into shared accommodation.

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