Thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find all the details of our exciting new project to build a combined Village Hall & Sports Pavilion at the Playing Field on School Lane, Hadlow Down.

This is the concept design for the New Community Centre. To the right, as you look at the artist’s impression, is the New Hall, to include a stage, plus kitchen, meeting room and storage. To the left is the Sports Pavilion which will house two changing rooms, shower facilities and a bar area leading out to the balcony. The building is orientated on an angle similar to the current pavilion and will be positioned on the Playing Field at the site of the current pavilion in Hadlow Down.

Parking and Main Entrance

The building has been designed to be of largely single-storey construction on the north-west side where it faces towards School Lane. Whilst the entrance area is here, it is well-screened by virtue of the roof design, careful use of ground levels and the provision of substantial landscape planting to supplement the existing tree and hedgerow cover.
Here it is as viewed from the car park, showing the entrance foyer to the Main Hall, this also will include a pram storage area. Secure lockable cycle stands are also provided in a primary location at the front of the site.

The Pavilion

With the playing fields opening up to the south and west, there is a balcony to enable observation of activities taking place there from the building and this is possible on both building levels. However, at the same time, care has been taken to avoid the new structures being too visually dominant in terms of their glazing, balconies and other external features which may detract from the sensitive location. Therefore, the building has been set into the ground where the levels rise up to the playing field and the largest elements of glazing have been set beneath overhanging roof canopies in order to provide a high level of screening and avoid light pollution during night-time activities.

The New Hall

A simple design solution has evolved which relates well to the sloping relief of the land and utilises single storey elements with reduced scale and bulk to soften the larger elements of the scheme.
The function of the internal spaces within the Hall facilities requires good levels of natural light, the main hall has been designed to include large bi-fold doors that open directly onto the Playing Field.
The use of large overhangs to the roof form help to provide natural shading and avoid too much glare from the large windows in wider views.
Terrace areas will be finished throughout using high quality block paving. Allowing hall users to use the outdoor space adjacent to the hall even when the playing field is too wet.