Harley Village Hall

Harley Village Hall by mbf DESIGN

mbf DESIGN were sub contracted by a building designer as project architect on the extension and refurbishment of a village hall.  The project was Heritage Lottery funded and the client was the village hall committee.

The site is within a Conservation Area and the Village Hall is identified as being of particular architectural and historical interest, the building was originally the village school, built during the nineteenth century and had no renovation or refurbishment prior to its extension.

mbf DESIGN were assigned to the project from RIBA stage E, Matthew Franklin was working on the project prior to this as a full time employee of the building designer.

The project was closely followed by the conservation officer and it included a number of specialist and traditional trades, construction methods and materials.  The approach required a good understanding of conservation and sensitive new build with a balance of modern design.


The hall is very well used and much loved by the community, thank you for the work you did in making our dream come true.

The reopening of the Village Hall went really well. Several hundred people from the area came along and the reaction to the redevelopment of the hall was extremely positive with great excitement being shown by many. We have already had enquiries to book the hall for a wedding reception and a silver wedding party.

Thank you for the part you have played in transforming what was a dream on a piece of paper into the reality of a very attractive and modern village hall.

We are delighted with our extended and refurbished community building.

Harley Village Hall – Chair of the Committee

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