Proposed new build community hub

St. Margaret's House is looking to create a mixed-use development to the rear of our premises. This will contain a community hub and a range of other possibilities: a performance space; space for artists, social entrepreneurs and start-up opportunities; housing and offices for groups from the third sector.

We want this project to fill real community needs and have genuine community support. This is the very beginning of what will be a large-scale project and we are asking for your comments, advice and encouragement.

We will be updating this site as we go, so check back for updates and if you have any comments or suggestions to propose please email

community hub, garden and conservatory concepts

This document outlines a new approach to the St. Margaret’s House new community hub, garden and conservatory. 

The proposal considers simple, honest and sustainable construction techniques and materials that minimise waste and
reduce costs. 

The proposals respond to and complement the village-like collection of buildings at St Margarets House, with designs that give a strong identity to the space while being lightweight, airy and full of light, combining strips of opaque (timber/metal) and transparent (glass/polycarbonate).