Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), an exciting global competition has been underway to design a new village hub for our parish.
The Parish Council and the Village Hall and Playing Fields Association are working in tandem on this project, and both would like to thank Darren Ratcliffe for his assistance – without his expertise this would not have been possible. Sessay is a small rural community on the North East edge of the Vale of York approximately 20 miles North of York.
The client is seeking a talented multi-disciplinary design team to achieve their vision of an exemplary, bold, distinctive and elegant new community hub of lasting quality consisting of a community hall and sports pavilion set in a well designed landscape including playing fields.
The existing community hall and pavilion located in the centre of the village is poorly designed, thermally inefficient and coming to the end of its useful life, parking, servicing, landscaping and infrastructure around the current building is generally dysfunctional and unattractive.
New facilities are required to meet the future demands of the community and to cater for increasing numbers of visitors as evidenced by recent public consultations.
The new hub will comprise additional sporting facilities, a new village hall / community centre, and a new sports pavilion. There will be state-of-the-art catering facilities and a new bar / cafe so that the hub can host a full range of events.
The final designs from the 4 Architects who were shortlisted in November have now been received, and the whole community will vote for their favourite between 27th December and 4th January.
Sessay school children will vote on the 6th January, and the final selection and announcement of the winning design will be on 8th January. The four designs will be on display in the Village Hall from the 27th, and are attached below for you to view. Source by Sessay.