Quebec Park: 1759 cafe officially opened

Date posted: April 19, 2018

Last week, the new 1759 café at Quebec Park was officially opened by Damian Hinds, East Hampshire MP and Secretary of State for Education. The café is the public face of the Community Employment Hub at the heart of ArchitecturePLB’s Quebec Park development. The new hub will create 50 new jobs for the surrounding area and the cafe is being run as a social enterprise scheme to help train young people with learning difficulties in catering.

Two former barrack buildings have been converted to create the new hub, these have been linked by a simple timber and glass-clad building. The cafe, which is named to mark the Battle of Quebec, opens out onto a landscaped community square.

 The Quebec Park development is the first major housing scheme at Whitehill and Bordon – Hampshire’s Green Town, which is set to be an exemplar sustainable community. Elsewhere in Bordon, ArchitecturePLB have also recently completed the design and planning application for the ‘Makers Market‘ which forms part of the new town centre.