At the 2019 AGM, you asked the committee to pursue the development of a new building to replace the old bowl’s club. .
This picture shows the enormous space left after the bowls club was demolished..
Rough dimensions are 30 by 20 metres and the new building will probably fill about half of this, leaving the rest as garden space
We have a rough target estimate of £500,000 for this, and we have appointed an architect to produce some initial designs.
2) Images of a variety of steel framed buildings
We have had fun thinking of our fantasy buildings , but must be realistic so here are some images of steel frame building which is an option we are exploring.
4) Images of a variety of steel framed buildings But these pictures demonstrate a range of different sizes and shapes these can be
5) Sandford Village Hall
Sandford Village Hall is a steel framed building built around an old village hall, not unlike our own centre. . It is very local and we recommend you go and visit it if you are interested in this type of design mentioned
6) Requirements: Overall building / Hall
The architect has asked to give her a list of our requirements for the new building. We came up with the following:
The building should be a steel frame structure; with ecological heating and lights. The hall should be large enough to hold up to 150 people, ideally some sort of room dividers. We are keen for it to be light and airy, with high ceilings and large windows, looking out over the garden. And we want versatile lighting, and a wooden floor.
7) Other requirements:
We would like a lounge room for 30 people.
Access to the new building would be down an attractive corridor down the side of the existing centre, including door connecting the old and the new.
We do not want to ignore the existing centre so we have also asked her to give us ideas about smartening up the front.
8) Next steps
The overall costs will be around £500,000 so we need to do some serious fundraising.
We need some money to get started. So we are opening a New Build Appeal. If you would like to donate, you can find details of how to do this BELOW. And we will be asking for donations at all our events.
We also need to apply for large grants to cover the bulk of the money for this project.
9) Finally, Your ideas and help is needed
With your help we can make our fantasy come true and build a wonderful new building of our own.
So now I would like to open the discussion up with you. We would like your comments an other ideas about what the new building should contain.
And please, offer to join us to make this all possible.