Manson were appointed in 2009 by Tesco Stores Ltd. and East Renfrewshire Council. The proposal formed part of an overall regeneration masterplan for Linwood Town Centre and included a Class 1 retail unit, community centre, library, health centre, offices, and a petrol filling station.
The new facility designed in collaboration with the Local Authority included a multipurpose community hall, meeting rooms, cafeteria and kitchen areas. The three storey building was located in a visually dominant part of the site in order to create a ‘gateway’ feature for the overall masterplan.
Manson were involved in detailed discussions with various community groups and Local Authority departments evolving the accommodation brief that would eventually inform the geometric solutions. Careful attention was afforded to ensuring that the local community’s leisure activity requirements were provided for.