The Compton Centre, Leeds 2010

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Project Type: Design & Build+

Capital Value: £4.7million

Leeds City Council

Project description:

Provision of a new 1,543m2 purpose built facility under the LIFT programme, in addition to a £1.3m early years centre on the same site.

The Compton Centre was developed for Leeds City Council and the NHS, to provide a community focus for the area’s significant Chinese population. This Joint Service Centre provides a modern, multi-agency facility where local residents can easily access a range of face-to-face services from across organisations. These form part of a ‘chain of care,’ and ensure that people who are socially disadvantages or with complex needs can receive services in an appropriate and timely manner. Community Ventures worked with stakeholders at every stage of the project, which included: site acquisition, health planning, business case support, design, build, finance and maintenance for a 25-year concession.

Leeds City Council services are the main occupants of the building with 2 consulting rooms sub-let on a long-term basis for health services.

Services offered at The Compton Centre include:

  • Customer Services – Benefits, Council Tax, Housing, Hate Incident Reporting Centre, Registrar Services, Internet Access and IT Learning
  • Jobshop
  • Community Library Service
  • Environmental Health Service
  • Chinese Advisory Centre
  • Leeds CYPAC (Connecting Young People at Compton)
  • Leeds City Credit Union (LCCU)
  • Substance Misuse Services
  • Community Mental Health Services

The Compton Centre has been commended for its welcoming design, forming a hub for the benefit of the whole community.

On-going involvement:

Community Ventures will provide property management and lifecycle replacement service as well as facilities management for 25 years.

Awards and accreditations:

  • BREEAM ‘Excellent’

2012 RICS Awards – shortlisted for the Community Benefit category.