The Forum - Projects - MLM
The Forum - Projects - MLM
The Forum - Projects - MLM

The Forum

Project Information
  • Location
  • Southend
  • Sector
  • Sport, Leisure & Culture
  • Services
  • Value
  • £27m

The Forum, Southend-on-Sea is a unique and exciting partnership project providing a brand new state-of-the-art library and learning facilities to the heart of Southend Town Centre.

MLM were appointed as Client Technical Advisor specifically to review quality and commissioning on behalf of the Client.

The project provides a community resource for people of all ages, young and old, to read, study, research and take part in different activities at the new library.

In addition to this the four-storey building has created a modern new teaching facility for the College and a stimulating new research and learning environment for the University. The development was vital to enable the University of Essex to provide the best possible learning facilities for its growing number of students in Southend. It has also provided the College with more dedicated teaching space for its higher education provision in partnership with the University.

Set within a new public square, The Forum Southend-on-Sea has become the new home of the Focal Point Gallery as well as housing a café and lecture theatre. It has become a major forum for community-based activities and thereby an integral part of the regeneration of the town centre.

Key Features

  • This project won RICS East of England Award within the Community Benefit Sector.

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