ABC village hall
   

 

project details

Client:
ABC Group (Achnacarry, Bunarkaig & Clunes)

Value:
n/a

Dates:
Jan-August 2008

 

The ABC Group approached Locate to carry out a feasibility into a potential new Village Hall for the three communities. The three villages lie within a few miles of each other around the Locheil Estate, just North of Spean Bridge on the other side of the Caledonian Canal and between Loch Arkaig and Loch Lochy.
 
The existing building has fallen into disrepair and is no longer sufficient for the needs of the community, nor the demands of the 21st Century. The aspiration is to prepare plans for a radical ‘eco-refurbishment’ to secure and improve the existing old hall building, partly renovate and partly demolish the newer flat roofed extension and partly add some new build elements to provide a healthy, natural and energy efficient building with much greater flexibility, all abilities access and low running costs.
 
In addition, we have sought to specify materials which we know can be sourced locally, and part of the funding bid now ongoing is to include for an element of education and training not only in construction but timber harvesting, extraction and milling techniques. In this and other ways we are hoping to embed the new building not only into the future social fabric of the communities nearby but also in the local environment and economy – as all good sustainable projects should attempt!

ABC village hall

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ABC village hall elevation and section

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