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The Forum

The Forum development is a unique three-way client share between Southend Borough Council, the University of Essex and South Essex College, who have worked together and jointly funded the  £23 million building.

Set within a new public square, the building provides a modern academic and municipal library, learning facilities, an arts venue, a café and a new home for the Focal Point Gallery. As well as shared use of the library, the University and the College have acquired new research and education facilities including a lecture theatre, teaching areas, seminar rooms and offices.

The Forum is one of several major sustainable regeneration projects in Southend-on-Sea designed to unlock the town’s potential. Located on the site of a former public car park on Elmer Avenue, the building has vastly improved streetscape, extending the public realm beyond the High Street into a new and exciting public space and community resource. ADP carried out a full BREEAM assessment on the project and, pending final BRE approval, the project will achieve BREEAM 'Excellent'. 


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DETAILS

CLIENT:

Southend Borough Council, University of Essex, South Essex College

LOCATION:

Southend

STUDIO:

London

TYPE:

New Build
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VALUE:

£23m

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STATUS:

Complete

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To see ADP's awards list, please click here.