Newhall Community Centre

Due to start on site in August 2024, this project will provide a new community hall and associated facilities as part of the final phase of the Newhall New Town development. Tasked with the restoration and re-use of an historic oak framed barn which stood on the site, BWA, in collaboration with timber frame specialists The Green Oak Carpentry Company and Sustainability Consultants Supernatural Studio, has designed a low-carbon building that reflects the agricultural history of the area, while providing very necessary flexible space to be used by the local population and to generate income. The scheme combines new and old oak frames, Hempblock walls and wood fibre insulation, as well as traditional red-toned timber cladding and large pitched zinc roofs.