Caryford is the only community hall of any size serving Castle Cary, Ansford and the surrounding villages. It needs an upgrade urgently to make it better able to serve not just our existing users but also our area’s growing population.
Our Architects ORME (of Street) have designed a new meeting room, foyer with bar, improved toilets, upgraded kitchen, exhibition corridor, stores and car park
We started work in the summer of 2019 and we have now completed the first phase of development, modernising our electrical and heating installations and providing greatly improved kitchen facilities for our hall users. We can now support bookings with requirements ranging from providing light refreshments to catering for events with food service such as wedding receptions.
The work is being done in phases and the next phase planned to start Summer 2020 adds a new-build extension alongside the existing building totally 104m2. This will provide facilities including:
A large meeting room which can be divided in two (with a soundproof partition) to provide two separate meeting rooms (with a soundproof folding partition) for greater flexibility;
New and additional ladies toilets; and
A linking corridor which will be a new exhibition space.
The meeting room will be light and airy; fully equipped with a sound system, smart screen and hearing loop - everything a group might need for meetings, presentations or performance. Being away from the main hall, there will be more privacy for those needing it and two completely different groups will be able to use the facilities without their activities disrupting adjacent users.
PROPOSED HALL CONFIGURATION
1. MAIN HALL
6. TOILET (DISABLED)
7. TOILET (FEMALE)
8. TOILET (MALE)
9. MEETING ROOM
11. EXHIBITION SPACE
12. CLEANER’S STORE
13. PLANT ROOM
14. LANDSCAPED AREA
We hope to complete the third phase of the extension project during 2021. This final phase will provide a new entrance, generous circulation space, a bar serving both the lobby and the hall and new men’s toilet facilities.