This project demonstrated how a community centre can be given a new lease of life with a great deal of care and attention.
Harrison Pitt Architects was first approached to look at Hornby Village Hall back in 1998. Over the years the practice worked closely with the local community to develop a scheme to restore and rejuvenate this listed building. Eventually enough money was raised for the work to go ahead through fundraising and a number of successful grant applications.
The building has been restored to it’s former glory whilst complying to tough modern legislation. Most of the original features have been retained and restored, and a number of new interventions have been designed to complement the style of the original building. The building is used for a variety of purposes and contains a multi-purpose hall with a stage, a number of meeting rooms, a bar, gallery, gym, internet room and a community WC.
The scheme won the prestigious Community Benefit category of the RICS North-West 2007 Awards