• Client: Howlands Community Centre
  • Location: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
  • Project: Refurbishment of historic building
  • Value: £300k
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Description:

This historic building dates back to the 1800s, and is a community centre which required a complete refurbishment. The project was Lottery funded, and HB Projects were appointed to complete the refurbishment. There were a number of challenges, due to the age of the building, and it was really important that we not only retained but exhibited some of its beautiful features.

The successful launch day highlighted the importance of this project to the local community. There were plenty of smiles as members of the community joined us for the cutting of the ribbon. The Chairman of the Centre, Tom Ellis, commented “I am really pleased with the end result and would like to extend a huge thank you to HB Projects for all the effort they’ve put in to this very worthwhile local project”.

Summary of scope of works:


  • Strip out of all existing interiors
  • New ceilings
  • Full insulation upgrade
  • New lighting
  • Divide main room into 3 classrooms and a community room
  • Full electrical and data upgrade
  • New decorations
  • New flooring
  • New CCTV system and intruder alarm
  • Basement gym refurbishment
  • Roof repairs
  • Replace of front doors
  • Restoration of legendary ‘Pancake Dog’ gargoyle
  • External surfacing and lining works


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