An ambitious project, undertaken on behalf of Winslow Town Council to improve the functionality of Winslow Public Hall and carry out improvements to the surrounding public open space bordering the hall, has recently been completed. The works were carried out by local contractor JET Construction (Milton Keynes) Ltd.
Winslow Public Hall sits within a triangle of land in the heart of Winslow. The aspiration of the Public Hall Trustees and Winslow Town Council was, from the outset of the project, to provide a new visible principal entrance to the existing building whilst at the same time maintaining and improving the current access routes and external areas.
A wrap around single storey extension provides a new kitchen, additional toilets and the new entrance. Internal alterations around the stage area have provided a dedicated internal route for users accessing the meeting room and the stage. Additional storage created within the main hall provides increased functionality for regular hall users. New energy-efficient LED lighting has been provided throughout the building and decorations and replacement flooring refresh a tired interior.
The external areas surrounding the hall have been paved with permeable block paving and new lighting, planting and cycle parking hoops create a more cohesive and welcoming public space whilst still maintaining segregated access for authorised vehicles and pedestrians.
Solar panels have been installed on the existing building and these, together with a battery installation provide a sustainable energy solution to help power the building for the future.