Mountjoy has been appointed to undertake the Design and Build of a brand-new youth centre at Eldon Way, in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The new building will stand directly across from the old centre, which is due to be demolished.
The new building will provide two large open spaces for sporting and community activities, as well as a central circulation area, kitchen and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and play area.
23 January 2023
Site Operations Begin
Site operations begin on the new K2 Youth Centre at Eldon Way, Littlehampton. Early works included the establishment of the car park and the preparation of the MUGA.
15 February 2023
Groundbreaking Start of Project
Mountjoy welcomed guests from Littlehampton Town Council and Arun District Council to officially kick-off the works.
22 February 2023
MUGA Tarmac in place
The tarmac on the MUGA is completed, with fencing to follow and white lines to be painted towards the end of the project ready for use.
23 February 2023
MUGA Fencing Completed
External fencing surrounding the MUGA is completed.
24 February 2023
Building Foundations Poured
Foundations for the new community centre have been poured in preparation for construction to begin.
21 March 2023
Structural Work Begins
The team begin the construction of the steel frame structure of the building.
28 March 2023
Steel Frame Complete
The steel frame structure of the building is successfully completed.
11 April 2023
The ground floor concrete slab of the building has now been poured.
18 April 2023
Brickwork and blockwork walling to the external and internal walls begins.
03 May 2023
As brickwork continues, the installation of scaffolding begins to the outside of the building.
01 June 2023
Exterior Brickwork Complete
Exterior brickwork is complete to a height of 2.7m.
05 June 2023
Scaffolding is completed, allowing for brickwork, cladding, and roof works to proceed.
07 June 2023
Thermalite Internal Walls Near Completion
As work progresses, the Thermalite internal walls near full height.
16 June 2023
Roof Liner Installed
Kalzip roof liner is installed over the main hall, ready to recieve roof overalying rof sheet, with openings installed for Velux windows.
22 June 2023
Roof Works Continue
Top hats and rails are installed on the roof of the new K2 Centre.
26 June 2023
Velux Windows are Installed
Velux windows are installed within the roof.
03 July 2023
Timber Infills Installed
Timber infills are installed between steels on the roof. This will provide a substructure for external cladding.
11 July 2023
Birdcage Scaffold Removed
The Birdcage scaffold is removed from the interior of the main hall.
17 July 2023
Flow Screed Laid
Flow Screed is laid, providing a level surface ready for the application of floor finishes.
25 July 2023
Preparations for Electrical Installations
Indicative markings are measured on internal walls, preparing for electrical installations.
02 August 2023
Kalzip Roof Complete
Kalzip roof is complete, with Velux windows installed.
04 August 2023
Temporary Windows Fitted
For added security, temporary windows are fitted prior to final window installation.
09 August 2023
Internal Blockwork Complete
Internal blockwork is complete, ready for plastering.
14 August 2023
Metal Studs Installed
Metal studs are installed, ready for 1st fix Mechanical and Electrical installations.
01 September 2023
Insulation Installed to Roof
Insulation installed to eaves, ready for timber cladding
05 September 2023
Cross Battens Installed
Strips of timber (battens) are installed to the building exterior, ready for timber cladding to be installed on top.
27 September 2023
Installation of Thermowood Cladding Begun
Works begin on installing Thermowood cladding to the exterior of the K2 Youth Centre.
29 September 2023
A trench is dug to receive service ducts.
06 October 2023
Thermowood Cladding Completed
Installation of Thermowood cladding to the exterior of the centre is completed.
10 October 2023
Scaffold has been removed from the building exterior. A cherry picker is used on site to complete any high works.
12 October 2023
Insulation Installed to Building Interior
Insulation is installed to the interior of the building. This will later be covered when the internal walls are plasterboarded.
17 October 2023
Grasscrete Blocks Laid
Grasscrete blocks are laid to allow for easy access to the rear of the building.
20 October 2023
Plastering in Main Hall Underway
Plastering to the interior of the Main Hall is underway.
25 October 2023
Main Hall Windows Installed
Large windows have been installed within the Main Hall with protection added to the glass to avoid scratches.
27 October 2023
Main Hall Plastering Complete
Plastering works within the Main Hall are completed. A cherry picker is used to paint the roof steels.
02 November 2023
Preparation of Base
The base layer outside the entrance to the centre is prepared, ready to receive paving slabs.
08 November 2023
Main Hall Walls Painted
The Main Hall's walls and steel work is painted.
14 November 2023
Plastering Completed to Kitchen
Plastering work has been completed to the walls of the K2 Centre's kitchen.
15 November 2023
Opening Installed for Service Hatch
An opening is created within the wall of the K2 Centre kitchen to serve as a service hatch.