Budock Village Hall was constructed in the 1950s and has long served as a community space for people of all ages. It is a vital hub for numerous community groups and local small businesses in the area. To ensure that Budock Village Hall remains a valuable resource to the community for future generations plans are underway to update and enhance the hall to unlock its full potential.
The Community Capacity Fund grant will be used to enlist the expertise of an architect to optimise the hall’s layout and conduct essential surveys and reports. The surveys will cover a range of areas, including quantity surveying, structural and site surveying, asbestos, topographical and ecological surveying, and energy assessments. A Consultation Event will also be held to provide an opportunity for the community to actively participate in the project plan and share their valuable input. By doing so, the architect can create the best possible plan for the hall that reflects the needs of the community.
After completion of the initial phase, the project will be well-positioned to secure additional funding to initiate the extensive refurbishment. The main emphasis will be to enhance the energy efficiency of the hall, which will include replacing the asbestos roof, installing solar panels, insulating the building, and upgrading the windows and doors.
Another key aspect of the plan is to improve accessibility, the lower hall space will be redeveloped to provide disabled access and toilet facilities, making it more accessible to all individuals. This will also create an extra rentable room, providing more opportunities for local community groups to use the hall.
The outdoor spaces will be transformed enhancing the surroundings and providing a welcoming environment for all to enjoy.
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