The Future of our Hall - The Development Project

The Committee has ambitious plans for the improvement and development of the Lambeage Hall, and have appointed an excellent professional team (architect, quantity surveyor, structural engineer and fundraiser). We have taken on board the results of the previous community consultation and have approved outline development plans, and we will make these available at a project launch and consultation event to be arranged. In addition to the development work, we have other matters to be addressed, such as repairs to the roof, remodeling the stage, refurbishment of the hall, and purchase of equipment.

The first part of the development plan will be a two-storey extension on the North East of the building, adjacent to the entrance doors. This will address the most pressing need of providing an access for the disabled. It will entail an additional parking space, with a gentle high-level ramp leading into the upper storey of the extension. From this point, access to the lower floor will be possible from a spiral staircase or a platform lift. The lower floor will include a kitchen, bar, foyer, storage and disabled facilities. The extension will lead into the main building, where new toilet facilities will be sited in place of the present bar and tearoom.

The next priority will be to construct a balcony with storage below on the South East of the building. This will provide additional space with unique views of the cove, coast and open sea, and will provide a spectacular facility for wedding receptions and parties.

This phase will see the redevelopment of the lower ground floor (North West) to provide a new community room with toilets (one for disabled), a platform lift, tea point and additional storage.

The final phase will provide better access to the Battery and will include terracing, steps, patios, amphitheatres and play equipment.