Goss Croft Village Hall, North Wiltshire

Goss Croft Village Hall, North Wiltshire

  • CLIENT; Seagry, Startley and Great Somerford Villages Hall Management Trust
  • STATUS; Completed April 2012
  • SIZE; 264 sq m (Gross internal floor area)
  • COST; £349,272 (Excl renewables, landscaping and car parks, otherwise turnkey)
    PRICE £PSM: £1,323
  • ARCHITECTS; A1 Planning Services and Chance Wildish Architecture
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS; Ian Harban Consulting Engineers


“Upper Seagry with a functional building, big enough to hold events and something that the whole village could be proud of.”

Timberworks were first contacted in June 2011 about the possibility of assisting in a village hall project in Upper Seagry in north Wiltshire. By the middle of April 2012 the project was complete including a ground source heat pump (GSHP) feeding the underfloor heating system.
The project was worked on the basis of a fixed price contract and the final cost came in on budget with no surprises.


Planning permission had already been granted for the building and Timberworks Europe were able to come in and value engineer the project so that the whole building was fabricated off site and delivered in panels to include the floor and roof. This method dramatically reduced the time on site and minimised disruption. Importantly the speed of construction generated considerable local interest and this is always useful when fund raising.
The building had to comply with building regs and the DDA.

The building

The building has a footprint of 254 sq m and a 39 sq m overhang/decking area. Inside there is a 114 sq m vaulted hall, offices, a commercial kitchen and W.C’S. The building was constructed using our closed panel system – some of the panels were 9m long. All the windows were pre-fitted in the factory.


The approximate cost came out at £1,375 psm which included; a cedar shingle roof, a Klargester, fire shutters to the kitchen, extensive fire alarm and lighting systems and underfloor heating. These totalled some £40,000.


Once the building was ordered the building envelope was fabricated in the factory and arrived on site 9 weeks later and was erected on the pre-prepared foundations. The building was watertight within 6 days and completed within 10 weeks.

Energy efficiency

We commissioned Ice Energy www.iceenergy.co.uk to provide the GSHP for the hall. There is an obvious synergy between our type of buildings and renewables as the insulative qualities of our closed panel system allows these renewables to operate at maximum efficiency, making significant savings in running costs.

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