The Gardiner Memorial Hall situated in the High Street was built in 1915. The building had a small single storey extension to the front of the property added in the 1960's. Since then the building has only seen routine maintenance carried out.
The building is well used by the community but it is now in desperate need of updating and extending to meet the needs of the growing community.
Burwell Parish Council is working with a Design Team including Saunders Boston Limited (Architects), Varsity Consulting Limited (Project Management and Quantity Surveying), Sharman Grimwade (Electrical and Mechanical Consultants) and others to bring the hall into the 21st Century and sustainable for many years to come.
The work will be split into at least two phases. The first will update the existing hall. In the first phase existing toilets and kitchen will both be replaced. A platform lift will be fitted to allow access between the two levels of the hall and the existing stage area extended to accommodate the lift. The building will also become greener, with the Council looking to install an air source heat pump.
The second phase will be a new extension. This will provide additional hiring space, with the new room being able to be hired out independently to the existing hall.