Squash is a creative food enterprise in Liverpool 8, led by a diverse group of local people. In 2014 they asked URBED to work with them to develop a new home, that opened in 2018.
This timber-framed and timber-clad building was designed in collaboration with its users. It creates a welcoming presence on Windsor Street, providing a shop, café and a multi-activity space for training and community events.
The building is insulated with cellulose in the walls and roof, and recycled glass aggregate below the slab. It features triple-glazed timber windows and re-used, recycled and re-purposed materials in its fit-out.
2019/20 PEOPLE'S PRIZE WINNER
Project location: Liverpool
Completion date: May 2018
Building size: 225m2
Construction cost: £375,000
Construction type: Timber frame
Building use: Community
Architect/designer: Marianne Heaslip, URBED
Client: Clare Owens & Becky Vipond, Squash Nutrition CIC Ltd
Contractor: LBT Construction
Consultants: David Haime, Modero (QS), Nick Holt, HL Engineering (structural engineer), Jim Wild, LEDA (services engineer)
Cellulose insulation (Warmcel, PYC)
Reycycled glass aggregate insulation (TECHNOpor, Dreieck)
Triple glazed timber windows (Green Building Store)
Larch timber cladding (Scotlarch, Russwood)
Recycled steel roof (Vieo, Euroclad)