Park Life, Heavitree Pleasure Grounds
Services provided: full architectural services
We are currently involved with Park Life in their quest to improve community facilities within Heavitree Pleasure Grounds. Overwhelmingly positive support from the local residents and wider users of the park, and positive responses from Exeter City Council and the Planning office, have after several years gestation enabled Park Life to develop the proposals towards firm construction proposals. The local community has been consulted and involved through all stages to develop a brief for the building which will suit a wide range of needs. A community cafe will provide an every-day meeting place and form the hub of the activity. In addition a multi-purpose hall will be available for hire to local groups, activities, individuals and businesses for meetings, classes, talks, parties, etc. The building is located to be visible from the main entrance to the park and respond to the focus of activities in this area, particularly as families use the pools and play areas heavily in the summer. It will be a simply structured and carefully designed building demonstrating a sustainable approach to building not just a space but a community; it will support the wide range of social and support activities that Park Life are developing. We are pleased to be able to include here early design schemes that form part of the ongoing public consultation; these will be further developed towards a Planning Application in the summer of 2017. Once Planning Permission is secured the group will be in a position to seek full funding for the construction stages.