POSTS SPARK CELEBRATIONS AS GRESWOLDE ARRIVES ON SITE
GRESWOLDE Construction builders caused quite a stir when they arrived on site in a Rugby village.
The team’s first jobs - to put up fencing posts and strip off the topsoil - were celebrated on Cawston Parish Council’s Facebook page as locals rushed to Like news of the start of the long-awaited Community Hall.
“The long wait is finally over,” posted Parish Councillor Matt Emery, a civil engineer and local resident, who joined the council two years ago to help progress the community hall vision.
“The land was set aside as part of section 106 agreement for the new Cawston Grange estate and we got planning permission in July 2013, but it took a long time to secure the funds,” he said later.
“We will all be watching progress with much interest and look forward to celebrating its completion with a big summer barbecue.”
The Parish Council, which sprang out of a residents association set up when the first new houses were being built, asked Rugby-based HB Architects Limited to design the £800,000 hall, which will enhance community facilities for local groups.
The result is a striking building housing three function rooms, together with a kitchen, office and storage facilities.
In addition to underfloor heating, high levels of insulation and LED lighting throughout, the hall features clever and eye-catching large glazing to make the most of natural light.
“It has been a labour of love for the council to provide a long-awaited facility and it’s good to see work starting,” added Adam Greatrex of HB Architects.
Solihull-based Greswolde, whose team arrived in Cawston last week, was delighted with its especially warm welcome. “It’s always satisfying to be working on a project that will make such a difference to the community,” comments Greswolde MD Malcolm Priest.
HB Architects’ 3D vision of Cawston’s Community Hall.