Wereham Village Hall, near Downham Market in Norfolk, United Kingdom, was completed in 2018 with a floor area of 387 m2 and it has achieved passive house certification.
Replacing a First World War YMCA hut – still standing opposite – the new building has a capacity to accommodate approximately 200 people and will offer a wide range of activities for the local community, including a youth group, craft group, adult education classes, an upcycling craft group and heritage group.
The building has a steel structure on concrete foundations and is finished externally in timber, brick and flint – typical of the North Norfolk area.
Chris Parsons, from Parsons + Whittley Architects, said: ʺThe proposal is set to create a new exemplar national beacon of an environmentally sustainable Passivhaus community building. The timber clad building received favourable responses both at public consultation and in pre-application discussions with the planners.ʺ
The project team carefully considered the overall feasibility and operational implications of the building by developing of the statement of requirements (SOR), selecting design and construction teams, via technical collaboration and finally through project delivery with commissioning and monitoring.
Overview of the case study.
Images from the construction of Wereham Village Hall.
Official website for the Wereham Village Hall.
General information related to passive house certification of this building.