Outline plans for the £1.25 million community centre to be built at Redhouse village centre were revealed at Redhouse Residents’ Association’s meeting on 16 October.
Designed by Swindon Council architects Tony Currivan and David Neale, the single storey bungalow style building will be located on the southern end of the Frankel Avenue square. It will feature a main hall, small meeting room, office, kitchens, toilets and a pre-school room with its own facilities.
The main concerns of the meeting were that the building is not large enough and the internal layout could be made more efficient.
The architects have been asked to look at providing a larger footprint. However there is worry that the high price for the site being demanded by Crest Homes could limit what can be delivered.
Tony and David will return to the next association meeting on Tuesday 13 November, 7.30pm to 9pm, at Uplands School, to discuss revisions. All residents and potential user groups are invited to take part in the discussion.
Pictured: Reviewing the Redhouse drawings, from left, Terry Custance, residents’ association chair, Stuart Boyd, chair of Blunsdon Parish Council, Swindon councillors Mary Friend and Vera Tomlinson
Below, the site on the edge of Redhouse Village Centre