Crofton has carried out a number of projects for the Salvation Army, including the following:
Salvation Army Hall, Letchworth
This project comprised the construction of a new hall, kitchen, stores, WC facilities and entrance lobby as one extension to an existing facility.
The works progressed with the existing multipurpose/worship hall to use during the construction period so health and safety issues for occupants and suitable planning to maintaining services in operation were paramount.
We utilized highly efficient condensing boilers as the heat source, in conjunction with under floor heating. This partnership is important and it allows the boiler to operate in condensing mode all the time. With a common radiator system, the boilers often not condensing and so the benefit of the equipment is not fully realized.
Further the largely radiant heating output from the under floor heating is most suited to high spaces such as halls, creating an even temperature gradient in the space and reducing heat losses.
Salvation Army- Hadleigh Training Centre
Sitting on a prominent site overlooking the estuary of the River Thames, the Salvation Army Hadleigh Training Centre provides manifold facilities for training programmes to aid students with special needs to enhance their personal development and to maximise their potential for employment.
As part of a programme of improvement and expansion of the opportunities being offered by the Training Centre, a major extension of the principal building was undertaken together with complete refurbishment of existing accommodation. Crofton Design was appointed to provide consulting engineering services for the structural engineering and mechanical and electrical engineering requirements of the project, which was undertaken in phases to enable continuity of the operation of the Training Centre to be maintained.
The development now provides the Training Centre with modern facilities, including an IT Centre, Workshops and Machine Shops together with a Café and Visitor’s Centre.