THE DAY has finally arrived and Amiri Construction have handed over the beautiful new building to the Aldingbourne Trust.
The exterior of the building really does look fantastic! The use of the two tone cedar shingles, gabion walling and wooden decking cleverly helps the building become part of the landscape.
The car park Tarmac has now been laid and the parking lines painted. The external decking areas are almost complete and on a sunny summer day it will be very easy to imagine customers sitting outside having a relaxing coffee!
Internally, the attention to detail and the quality of the fit and finish is superb. There is a contemporary light and airy feel to the interior that is much bigger than the outside of the building would suggest.
The lime green feature walls look striking against the crisp white interior. The multiple lighting units are all fitted and working and the media display screens are all in place.
With the kitchen tiling and ancillaries in place, the fit out for the new kitchen will take place in the next couple of weeks.
One of the most exciting features of the new building is the stainless steel slide! It loops in a spiral from the first to the ground floor and is sure to be popular with children and adults alike.
Amiri project manager Adrian, pre-construction co-ordinator Emma and blogging team member Ben were very happy to give it a thorough testing!
The centre is not open to visitors just yet but the wait will be worth it as this unique building certainly has the wow factor. Everyone who comes along will certainly find something quite amazing and there is going to be something for everyone.
As the trust is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year – these new facilities will certainly mark the occasion as an incredible achievement.