Trimley Memorial Hall

“Concertus was reactive and supportive giving us reassurance that we were taking the right steps going forward and helping us behind the scenes to ensure that the insurers were satisfied and would meet the cost of getting the memorial hall reinstated. We’re delighted that work has finally finished and the hall has been returned to its former glory.” John Barker, Chairman, Trimley St Martin Parish Council

The Aim: Trimley Memorial Hall was devastated following a fire in June 2013 and the Parish Council wanted help, support and guidance in restoring this well-used community facility to its former glory.

The Scope: We had been carrying out some surveying work at the hall and one of our senior building surveyors was first on the site after the fire and he helped secure the site and make it safe. We were initially appointed to carry out remedial works and this led onto us being asked by the parish council to meet with the loss adjustor to advise them on their next steps. We were then asked to carry out design, surveying and contract administration services, to assist the Parish Council in restoring the memorial hall. We undertook structural and building surveys, as well as full specification and design including mechanical and electrical. Then we managed the project on behalf of the client through to its completion in July 2014.

The Result: Trimley Memorial Hall was officially opened at a community event on Saturday 1 November 2014. The restored hall looks much fresher and more modern. There is a brand new kitchen and stage, as well as a bespoke theatre lighting and sound system to aid amateur dramatics held in the hall. It also benefits from a completely new electrical system that includes energy efficient lighting and an automated fire alarm system. The new windows and insulated roof and floor meet the current regulatory standards, improving considerably the thermal performance of the structure and therefore the future cost of heating the building.