Project information

Refurbishment of Assembly Rooms main hall roof.

The Main Hall, which serves as the village hall, was refurbished in 2008/9 and the adjoining recreation room has been updated over the last 6 months. Now, however, the main roof is beginning to leak, threatening to undermine the investment to date in this vital village hub serving diverse needs.

February 2013 - April 2013

Charity information: St Briavels Assembly Rooms Ltd

St Briavels Assembly Rooms Ltd
  • Need


    The problem to be solved is the threat to the fabric of the building, putting at risk the investment made to date.


    When the earlier updating was carried out, the roof was deemed sound, but now two leaks indicate that it is now in need of attention to the structure and the covering. The refurbished roof will safeguard the investment made below it.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To remove the existing roof, assess the extent of work needed, and carry it out.


    » Contract with the builders who have just completed Phase 2 of the updating works to the Assembly Rooms complex and who are roofing specialists.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...a renewed roof which will be developed to a high standard to protect the investment made to date.

  • Impact


    The long-term effect is to safeguard this vital village hub to enable the wide range of current activities held there to continue as part of the fabric of village life.


    The main risk is adverse weather during the refurbishment. The specialist roofing contractors are very experienced in covering such works as they progress, to protect them.


    A costed schedule of work will be provided at the outset and reported against on completion.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,000 Preparation Stripping the roof to assess full need.
      £5,000 Structure Replacing necessary parts of the structure
      £9,000 Cladding Covering and finishing work e.g. drainage
  • Background


    The Assembly Rooms are located on the main street through the village of St Briavels, Gloucestershire


    The whole population of 1200 villagers, who are the owners of the Assembly Rooms, the facility having been donated to the village nearly a century ago and having been used by successive generations for social, educational and entertainment purposes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because the Charity manages them on behalf of the parishioners of the village, who own them. The Charity therefore feels great responsibility to ensure that the resource is maintained to a high standard.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Karen Cockfield

    Director and Trustee of the Assembly Rooms, who will manage the project, as she has the previous projects, and belong to the works sub-committee.

    Grace Bensted

    Deputy Chair, Director and Trustee, who will chair the works sub-committee.

    Andrew Plummer

    Director, Trustee and Company Secretary (and Chartered Accountant), who will exercise financial control on the works sub-committee.

    Keith Norman

    Hon. Grants Officer, who will control the project paperwork and minute agreements with the builders and meetings of the works sub-committee.