Tremayne Hall to get much needed facelift
Scheme to give historic building at Mylor an £800,000 makeover
Ginette Harris reports
A scheme to modernise the facilities at Mylor’s Tremayne Hall with a new extension has been drawn up by the management committee and submitted to the district council.
The plan is to demolish the existing toilet facilities and over-grown ruins at the rear of the site and build a new single storey extension to provide meeting, function and learning rooms.
The committee launched an £800,000 campaign in October for the two-phase project and have received a lottery grant of £333,900 to enable the first phase to go ahead.
The work will include replacing or repairing the windows, re-pointing external walls and repairing and resetting the floor. New toilets and baby changing facilities will be created.
“In recent years the hall has fallen into a bad state of repair and the existing sanitary facilities have become very dated and unable to satisfy current regulations,” said the design statement.
Changes to the current grade II listed building will be minimal. The lobby area will be opened up to create a large room housing a learning centre for historical documents.
“It is proposed to make Tremayne Hall a flexible building capable of providing a number of roles to a number of user groups often simultaneously, while maintaining the character and deep history that the existing hall itself possesses," added the statement.
“The toilet facilities are in a bad state of repair and been deemed as unsatisfactory premises for sanitary facilities by environmental health officers. To ensure that the maximum potential for the site is realised it is essential that the full space from the hall t the southeast corner is utilised.
“This means that the existing structures need to be demolished in this area. Any stonework will be re-used as much as possible.
“It is our aim with the proposal to provide an adaptable, flexible building that can be used by a wide range of users, with the ultimate aim of continuing the life of the existing building by bringing it up to current standards by not altering it in any significant way.
“The new spaces will bring much needed revenue to the hall that will ensure it is kept functioning appropriately as a centre for the local community.”(West Briton, 21 July 2005)