West Park Pavilion which could be refurbished to make the space inside more flexible and usable.

Councillors consider ways of upgrading West Park Pavilion

Ways of adapting West Park Pavilion in Uckfield to make the space inside more flexible and usable are being considered by Uckfield Town Council.uckfield-town-council-un

The building is 25 years old and said to be under used as it “has outlived its originally designed function”.

A feasibility study already been drawn up by architects and members of the council’s general purposes committee, who met on Monday, said options in it were a good starting point but expensive at £175,000 and £250,000.

They said there would be other ways of proceeding but first they wanted a business case built for spending money on the building.


West Park Pavilion, Uckfield.

 Cllr Paul Sparks said income from the pavilion was exceptionally low. “I think we have got to be convinced that if we do spend these substantial amounts of money there is going to be very much increased use to repay our investment.”

Cllr Mick Dean liked the idea of opening up the space to other activities than sport alone and Cllr Louise Eastwood said she knew of many groups looking for facilities within the town.

“Everything we have is fully booked and being used. People are asking me if anything comes up can I let them know, but there is nothing for them.”

The two options already drawn up each involve reducing changing room accommodation to two rooms and increasing the size of multi-use space, enlarging the kitchen, and providing a meeting room.

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