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Midsomer

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Midsomer Norton Town Hall, Somerset

  • Client:

    Bath and North East Somerset Council

  • Architect:

    Ph3 Architects

  • Value:

    c£3m

  • Our Role:

    M&E and Building Physics


Refurbishment and extension of the existing town hall, a Grade II listed building in Midsomer Norton.

The project is part of an overall £2.8 million scheme to regenerate the High Street and forms part of the High Street Heritage Action Zone, a partnership between Bath & North East Somerset Council, Historic England and local partners

The building is undergoing a complete transformation  to increase accessibility and modernise the facilities. Plans include the reinstatement of the ground floor Market Hall, construction of a rear extension and improved community meeting rooms, storage, and service rooms. All internal services such as the wiring and heating will be updated, and the building will be made energy efficient. The project is to be completed in two phases with the second phase having been dependent on funding approval.

The first phase has been developed through to detailed design for tender and comprises the refurbishment of the ground floor market hall and the core areas at ground and first floor. The heating systems in the first phase are designed to allow the future retrofit of an air source heat pump system.

The second phase has been designed in outline and will include the extension of the building and the  refurbishment of the second floor in order to create new meeting rooms, offices, a café bar and catering facilities to the rear. Heating will be through the use of air source heat pumps which will feed back into the existing building to replace the existing gas boiler.