Following a rigorous competition and selection process RPA Architects were appointed to provide full architectural and lead consultancy services in connection with this project in South Oxfordshire.
As with all community projects, construction and maintenance costs were critical. We provided a full review of existing facilities and services in order to improve provision for the many clubs and societies which use the premises as well as broadening appeal and letting potential to enhance sustainability.
The project included the demolition of a building which was deemed unsafe, the renovation, modernization and alteration of an existing hall and the construction of a new multi-purpose hall fully equipped with comprehensive audio-visual equipment and retractable seating.
Completed in Spring 2017 the two halls, now named Cherry Hall and Orchard Hall, are connected by a new link building which accommodates a spacious café area and independent parish council office as well as centralised kitchen, toilet and plantroom facilities. The completed village hall complex provides a vibrant, flexible and cohesive whole serving a parish population of more than 3000.
We wish to acknowledge and thank you for your work as Architects and Project Managers for the Redevelopment of Harwell Village Hall completed in 2017.
We who worked with you appreciated your vision, your management and your encouragement to us when raising the £1.3million needed.
Your creation of the Orchard and Cherry Halls will be part of the next chapter in Harwell’s History.
Keith Beswick, Chairman, Clare Wagner, Treasurer and Phil Wrigley, Financial Advisor