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Sutherland Hussey Harris submits Sessay Pavilion

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Newly rebranded practice Sutherland Hussey Harris has submitted plans for its competition-winning community hub and sports pavilion in Sessay, North Yorkshire

The firm won the contest under its old name Sutherland Hussey back in January, when it saw off competition from Faed Brown Architects, Daykin Marshall Studio and Gibson Thornley Architects.

The project – backed by the Sessay Parish Council and Village Hall and Playing Fields Association – will create a new community hall and pavilion for Sessay Cricket Club which won the National Village Knockout Tournament at Lords in 2010.

The scheme includes a new village hall, bar and café, meeting rooms, a second cricket pitch, a double multi-use games area for tennis, football and other sports and an outdoor children’s adventure play area.

The practice is also working on plans for homes on the site of the existing village hall.

Colin Harris of Sutherland Hussey Harris said: ‘It’s been an interesting challenge to imagine what a village hall and sporting facility of the future could look like in a rural setting and it’s proving to be an exciting and rewarding exercise in community led place-making.’

Parish council chairman, John MacPherson added: ‘We have developed an excellent working relationship with Sutherland Hussey Harris. They have shown extraordinary commitment and put in a great deal of work to amend their original design and meet our objective of submitting a planning application in March. We are very much on target and are looking forward to working together to create a community facility that people will talk about and want to visit for many years to come.’

A decision on the planning application is expected in June 2015.



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