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As you may be aware the Earl Haig Memorial Hall located on Elder Avenue has been left unoccupied for almost 2 years. The Royal British Legion decided to close down after dwindling membership and a lack of public support meant that it was surplus to local and charitable requirements.


I am involved in local private consortium and we are considering alternative uses for the site. We are in the early stages of preparing proposals and are committed to engaging with and consulting the local community as an important part of this work.


At this stage we have touched on some design concepts to share and have attached some initial drawings and an impression of a scheme that would blend residential use (apartments) and retain community use. The residential part will enable us to enhance and further the community element. We have kept our ears close to the ground from an early stage and understand that the views of the local community towards the site and surrounding area must be considered in the design brief from the word go.


Attached is a short survey form. We would be grateful if you were able to fill out the form with your views and return it to us as soon as convenient by email at textbook@hotmail.co.uk 


We would be happy to meet you to discuss and appreciate your input as the design evolves.

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This seems to be a reworking of the existing architecture maintaining the stepped pediment which can be sen on the existing building. At three stories this fills in the gap between the Queen's and the terrace in Elder Avenue. Fitting 5 swellings into the space I guess would make each one quite mean.

Not sure how this one fits on the space but its packed with ideas. A frontage at both ends and car parking.

The symmetrical gables are quite appealing. I do like a picture window onto the road, it generates some interest for the domestic voyeur paaaing by I find this one quite difficult to interpret
The render adds a bit of colour, though number 7 Fairfield Road gets a slating in the Conservation Area assessment for its pebble dash.
The attached pdf contains these five images, which I've broken out for my own ease of viewing Double click on the images to see them full size


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