Help with Refurbishment planning & design for older peoples Day Centre.

Help with Refurbishment planning & design for older peoples Day Centre.

Short term project
J91434
At a glance

Skills

  • Project management / Product owner
  • Architecture / Surveying
  • Property management

Where

Windsor, SL4 4EB
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 15 miles of the centre

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-15 hours
The role is to help us get our plans through building control for the refurbishment in the next 3 months.

We are looking for a structural engineer to help with design, planning and help with submission of application to building control for the refurbishment of our Building.

What will you be doing?

We have plans drawn up by an architect for the refurbishment of our Centre. We are half way through the fund raising and looking to start applying to building control for the design. We are therefore looking for a Structural engineer who can design the support for the area of load bearing wall and help us with the submission to Building control. 

What are we looking for?

Highly organised, Structural engineer with experience or similar projects. Able to work remotely reliably and to deadlines. 

What difference will you make?

ACW operate out of the Spencer Denney Centre (SDC), a community hall built in the 1960’s originally used as a workshop for older people.  The Centre in Park Corner became the home of ACW in 1998.  SDC is also used by other community groups that have an interest in the elderly and/or mental health.

We need to update SDC and bring it into the 21st Century by replacing/remodelling the toilets. While the building is accessible for wheelchairs the toilet area is not suitable for most wheels chairs, as it is old, worn, poorly lit and unheated.

This work will:-

  • Change the layout of the area for better wheelchair access
  • increase the number of disabled toilets from 2 to 3
  • Replace:
    • the old now redundant and leaking urinal
    • sanitary ware with easier clean modern units
    • old worn and damaged ceiling tiles, and broken lights
    • inefficient water heaters and hand dryers, increasing energy efficiency
  • Bring:
    • improved lighting & heating/ reduce costs
    • SDC up to standard with the building code for disability accessibility
    • give better access to & increase the number of toilets
    • enable us to have clients with increased mobility issues attend
    • improve the feel/look/navigation of the building

The attached document shows the plans for the layout with the the old walls with dashed lines. Please note that the central wall across the building is load bearing. We are currently looking at completing all the changes on the plans over the next 3-5 years however are looking to get the toilet work done early next year. 

Before you apply

All applicants will be invited for an informal chat to discuss there interest in this role, and availability to complete the tasks and to provide a CV. 

Causes
  • Older people / later life
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We help make life a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience for older local people by provision of services, and groups. We currently run a four day a week day service, weekly coffee club and a...