Community Centres are traditionally seen as state provided facilities and are most typically, skills development centres or civic gathering spaces. In our experience we have also encountered many informal community centres, or semi-formal multi-purpose spaces used for political or civic gatherings.
The investigation into the definitions of Community Centre and the measurable value of a Community Centre’s ability to be a Built Community Assest was brought into focus during this research project titled No Such Thing as a Community Centre.
This research process was framed around three workshops, between which researchers would perform desktop and field work research to be discussed and unpacked in the workshops.
This project additionally produced the Community Built Resource Assesment Tool.