Project Description

For many years Girlguiding Norfolk was looking to provide a suitable building to house their extensive collection of archives after the original plan in 2009 for a brick-built building proved unaffordable when Heritage Lottery funding wasn’t granted.

The need became urgent as their current storage facilities became more unsuitable so they began to look at the idea of a modular building.

MPH supplied, delivered and installed a 4 bay facility which included a secure fire rated archive store, activity space, office, toilets and a kitchen.

“After considering other suppliers, the option offered by MPH enabled us to have the controlled environment we needed for our archives, together with a multi-use activity space, for a price within our budget.”

The scheme included a full ground works package and landscaping included car parking spaces using reinforced plastic grids filled with granular material to achieve a natural approach to control surface water drainage.

The need for speedy construction with minimal disruption to the Activity Centre and surrounding village was essential and Lynn Rawlings, the County Administrator appraised MPH, who were appointed to deliver this project:

“MPH were professional and well-organised throughout and completed the building in accordance with the planned timetable. Their staff were helpful to work with throughout all stages and have always been on hand to answer any questions. The design of the finished building, with the addition of cedar cladding, fits well into the rural environments of our Activity Centre at Patteson Lodge and within the village of Coltishall. We are very grateful to MPH for helping to provide Girlguiding Norfolk with this fantastic facility.”