Village Hall Renovation Project
We embarked on a project to renovate the Village Hall to ensure it continues to be a valuable asset for the community of Fringford. Here is a short summary of the project.
Why are we doing this?
The side and rear flat-roof extensions built in 1960s were in a poor state of repair (subsidence and damp) and needed to be replaced to achieve the following:
- ensure hall remains accessible to the community for foreseeable future
- reduce ongoing operating costs
- improve accessibility and comfort for all users
- improve the layout of facilities for the convenience of users
- improve energy efficiency and sustainability of the hall
What are we doing?
- Replacing side and rear extensions
- Reconfiguring internal layout
- Insulating ceiling and replacing lighting in main hall
- Introducing compliant accessibility facilities
- Replacing kitchen cupboards and improving layout
- Creating larger Chinnery room as a multipurpose room to accommodate:
- Permanent Fringford History display
- Additional classes requiring wooden floor
- Meeting room facility for local clubs and businesses
Energy Efficiency Measures:
Following a comprehensive survey and report conducted by TOE2 – Trust for Oxfordshire Environment – we are implementing the following recommendations:
- Insulation to main hall and new build
- LED lighting throughout
- Air source heating system
- Under floor heating to extension
- Solar panels to generate electricity to reduce running costs and sell surplus back to the grid
Village Hall Renovation Project Timeframe
This information was taken from the Information Boards which were on display in the hall from March to July 15.