Project Progress

Rochford District Council has entered into a contract with development partner, gbpartnerships, to deliver the Council’s Asset Delivery Programme. The two partners have now come together as Voyage Partnership.

The following images represent an early artist’s impression and will be developed in more detail over the coming months

Project Timeline

The target development programme is provided for information below.  In common with any such programme it is subject to change.  As plans are developed and refined, we will be engaging with users and stakeholder groups to make sure the designs best reflect the future needs of the people using them.  Wherever possible we will strive to improve on these time-lines, bringing forward the plans for much needed improved community facilities.

Project Timeline

2020
Jan 24, 2020

Final Tenders

Procurement process to appoint a private sector partner to support Rochford District Council in the delivery of its asset strategy. Following a competitive dialogue process final tenders were received by the Council on 24th January 2020.

May 29, 2020

gbpartnerships Selected

After a period of evaluation, a decision was made on 19th May 2020 at Full Council to appoint gbpartnerships as its preferred bidder.

Oct 02, 2020

Contracts Signed

At an Extraordinary Council Meeting on 2nd October it was agreed that Rochford District Council would formally enter into Contracts with gbpartnerships Ltd to deliver the Council’s Asset Delivery Programme.

New Mill Community Centre Project Timeline

Artists impression of the Mill Community Centre project

The target development programme is provided for information opposite.  In common with any such programme it is subject to change.  As plans are developed and refined, we will be engaging with users and stakeholder groups to make sure the designs best reflect the future needs of the people using them.  Wherever possible we will strive to improve on these time-lines, bringing forward the plans for much needed improved community facilities.

  • New purpose built, 2 storey, standalone building with an elevator, built in storage and a kitchen/bar.
  • Capable of holding up to 170 people for larger events, or subdividable for smaller events.
  • Ground floor – publicly hireable space opening out onto the magnificent backdrop of the Windmill.
  • First floor – meeting room and offices for use by the council and its partners to meet with members of the public.
  • Incorporating latest environmental technologies and rated BREEAM Excellent and with EV charging points.

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Mill Community Centre

Spring2021

Stakeholder Engagement
Spring 2021

Summer2021

Planning submission to be made
Summer 2021

Spring2022

Work to commence
Spring 2022

Autumn2022

Building open
Autumn 2022

New Freight House Project Timeline

Artists impression of the Freight House project

The target development programme is provided for information opposite. In common with any such programme it is subject to change.  As plans are developed and refined, we will be engaging with users and stakeholder groups to make sure the designs best reflect the future needs of the people using them.  Wherever possible we will strive to improve on these time-lines, bringing forward the plans for much needed improved community facilities.

  • Refurbishment and extension to this heritage asset to give it a new lease of life.
  • Current building to be transformed into a modern flexible multi use space which will accommodate the Civic Chamber for Council meetings, hireable community space and a public welcome area providing 21st Century technology.
  • The extension will be used as efficient office space for the use of Council staff and partner organisations.
  • Incorporating latest environmental technologies and rated BREEAM Excellent (for the extension) and Very Good (for the refurbished element).

Freight House

Spring2021

Stakeholder Engagement
Spring 2021

Summer2021

Planning submission made
Summer 2021

Winter2021

Work to commence
Winter 2021

Winter2022

Building open
Winter 2022