The community funded project will see the demolition of the existing Parish Council building which although has been a key part of the local community since the early 1900s, no longer meets the needs of either centre users or the Parish Council, which operates from the site. The demolition will make way for a brand new state of the art, eco efficient community building with increased capacity and multi-functional event space, specifically designed to benefit the community as a whole.
Larger than the previous facilities, the new Parish Centre will have an innovative ‘waved’ roof with a ‘living’ sedum covering, favoured for its insulating properties. As well as the main hall offering a community event space, there will also be a fully equipped kitchen, a smaller studio for workshops and meetings plus one additional meeting room, all of which will be available for hire from Narborough Parish Council.
“We are delighted to have won the tender to be part of the redevelopment of Narborough Parish Centre and as a Leicestershire company, working on projects that will benefit our local community, is always exceptionally rewarding.
“The contemporary design and increased footprint of the centre will, without doubt, make it a land-mark facility within the local community and I’m sure when it’s complete will become a major resource for Narborough and its surrounding areas.”Scott Moore, Managing Director, TMDP Special Projects
The new building will also be home to Narborough Parish Council who have temporarily relocated to offices at Blaby District Council, adjacent to the Parish Centre site, for the duration of the project.
“The new Parish Centre will be a great improvement on the current building, which no longer meets the needs of the growing villages of Narborough and Littlethorpe. The style is dramatic and yet in keeping with the village centre. I look forward to Narborough Parish Council being able to offer a more modern and more functional building to the local community.”Councillor Kim Richardson, Chairman of Narborough Parish Council
The new Parish Centre, which was designed by Hayward Architects Ltd in Hinckley, is due for completion in spring 2018.