Swallowfield Parish Hall - Improvements Planned
We have been working with a firm of architects to design much needed improvements to Swallowfield Parish Hall.
The Council gave the go-ahead to proceed with implementation of the first phase of the design at its October meeting. This will cover completion of the detailed design and specification, the tender process and the implementation itself.
Included in the first phase is improved wheelchair access through the front doors, a link corridor between the main hall and atrium (avoiding the need to pass through the kitchen), a new kitchen, a reception counter from the Parish Office opening into the atrium, fire safety improvements (detection, alarm and escape arrangements), and insulation and solar gain reduction treatments to the atrium roof to make the space more usable.
Subsequent phases (funds permitting) are planned, to include better wheelchair access to the Davies and Rose Rooms, additional wheelchair accessible WC provision for the main hall, Davies and Rose Rooms, sliding sound-deadening screens to replace the curtains for the openings into the side aisle of the main hall, and various other minor improvements.
Cllr John Anderson, Property Lead and Finance Lead