Hall Secretary Mrs Joy Baldry
Tel. 01493 369375
Email. [email protected]
Filby Village Hall, Filby Playing Field, Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HN
Chairman Mr Adrian Thompson
Tel. 01493 369250
Email. [email protected]
The new building was erected on the Playing Field to the rear of the Club Room. See Site Plan. It has a North South orientation with French Doors opening onto the west facing veranda, overlooking the Playing Field; ideal for summer events that might require additional marquee areas. It has a steel portal frame with masonry infill panels with a mix of brickwork and fibre cement cladding to the exterior faces. The roof covering is insulated steel cladding and the joinery is double glazed painted hardwood. See External Appearance.
The building’s Floor Area is a total of 440 square metres. See Floor Plan. The building's focus is a large Main Hall with a stage for theatrical productions and concerts. Stage facilities include wings, a changing room and provision for theatre lighting. The hall's capacity is 120 people. We have equipped the hall with a projector, screen and sound system to enable us to host Village Cinema events. The screen is mounted above the stage but can be withdrawn so as not to obstruct lighting during theatrical productions. The sound system enables hirers for social events to pre-programme their own music on their MP3 Player and just plug it in and play. Due attention has been paid to make sure that the buildings acoustics are good but the walls and ceilings have been kept deliberately free of obstructions to enable the hall to be used for many activities.
There is a reception hall with access to male and female WCs. Baby changing stations are available in the First Aid Room and in the Disabled WC. A well-equipped, modern kitchen facilitates catering for events on the Playing Field. Extensive storage areas are provided. Changing rooms with WC and shower facilities for home team, away team and officials are included to enable better use of the Playing Field for outdoor sports.
Heating is via LPG. A boiler is housed in a Plant Room and gas storage is exterior and underground to the North of the building. The provision of Solar Panels will be considered, later, as funds become available.
The building has been planned to be flexible in use, accommodating a wide range of activities and services. It has been designed to enable further extension, should this be found to be necessary, to meet the future needs of the community. The existing building, the village’s Club Room, is retained and has recently been refurbished, inside and out, as a supplementary meeting room to the main building, enabling simultaneous hires. A covered link, between Club Room and Hall, may be considered at a later stage.