Hub Progress


& Designing

  • Trustees selected
  • Land acquired
  • Architect appointed
  • Planning submitted
  • Planning approved
  • Project manager appointed
  • Construction company appointed
Fund Raising

Fund Raising
(Target: £1,860,000)

  • £250,000 – NPTC
  • £250,000 – NPTC (Loan)
  • £100,000 – Garfield Weston
  • £350,000 – Sedgemoor District Council
  • £100,000 – Somerset Council
  • £300,000 – HPC


  • 30/05/2023 – Compound fenced
  • 31/05/2023 – Ceremonial first dig
  • Groundworks completed

Proposed Site Layout

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Proposed Indoor Plan

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East Wing
  • 2 Small Community Rooms
  • Playroom/Nursery – Includes separate facilities such as small kitchen, 3 WCs & Store Room.
  • WCs – 5 cubicles (including disabled access)
  • Hub Plant Room for utility services
  • Storage area
  • Wi-Fi access
West Wing
  • Main Hall with separate area for chairs, table and stage storage. Hall can be split into 2 halves
  • Main Kitchen – serving Café and with bar hatch to main hall
  • Café Area – Coffee bar, indoor/outdoor seating area & lockers
  • Wi-Fi access

Proposed Outdoor Plan

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  • Car park – off road parking with spaces for 13 cars (including disabled). Electric charging available.
  • Bicycle racks
  • Blue – Community Garden: including seating area, planters, Apple Orchard, Micro Wetland & Secret garden
  • Red – Secure Garden/forrest school/play-area for nursery use.
  • Multiple Use Games Area – with extra high fence, basketball hoops, goals etc.
  • Solar Panels – Roof panels to reduce reliance on national supply and lower costs & CO2 impact
  • Growing walls – Two outside walls will be growing walls for nature.
  • Rain water capture and reuse
  • Wi-Fi access

Technology Hub 

  • The hub will have high speed Wi-Fi access both indoors and outdoors to enable internet accessibility for business and personal use
  • Projector & screens available for use in community rooms and halls
  • Facility and event booking available via website
  • TV screens in café and nursery area

The Technology hub is equipped to provide high speed data access for a range of business & personal uses such as remote meetings, training sessions, media streaming, entertainment, & social media

Environmental Hub 

  • Solar Panels – Roof panels to reduce reliance on national supply and lower costs & CO2 impact
  • Rain water capture and reuse
  • Growing walls – Two outside walls will be growing walls for nature

The Environmental hub is equipped to reduce reliance on national grid for electricity and reduce CO2 emissions, reduce need for mains water by collecting & reusing rain water. The hub will also provide outdoor areas for fruit & veg to be grown to supply the café & reduce food miles. Play areas and gardens promote interaction with nature and wildlife to flourish.   

Community Connect Hub 

  • Private meeting rooms
  • Café with indoor and outdoor meeting seating
  • Main Hall – can be used either as a large hall or split into 2 smaller halls.

The hub will provide spaces for small and large gatherings for a wide range of uses such as parties, exercise, clubs, cinema, theatre, societies, games as well as professional uses for meetings, conferences, health & social care purposes.

The Café offers a place to catchup with friends, family & meet new friends. An area to to do school work or catch up on a bit of business. The café will stock a variety of locally sourced food & drink. The café is a great place to relace & catch up with your favourite book.

Whether you’re looking to host an event or join one, the hub can provide you with a space and resources to meet up and connect with others.

Wilstockhub: At A Glance

1) Growing Walls
  • Two outside walls will be growing walls for nature.
2) Hall
  • Solar panels on roof
  • Large hall for inside sport use/ cinema/ events/ exhibition/ local craft fairs/ all entertainment. With room divider two big rooms for Education, Up-skill courses, youth groups, art & culture, keep fit etc.
3) Meeting Rooms and Nursery
  • 2 Meeting rooms to accommodate a range of community uses, agencies, services etc.
  • Secure Nursery unit
4) Parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Electric charging points
  • Cycle racks
5) Secure Outdoor Play Area
  • Secured Forest School & Nursery outside play area
6) Multiple Use Games Area
  • Multiple use games area
  • Extra high fence
7) Secret Garden
  • Secret garden Mental health sanctuary space
  • Apple orchard
  • Micro wetland
8) Cafe
  • Cafe
  • Indoor and outdoor social space
9) Garden
  • Outdoor seating
  • Community fruit & veg to supply Cafe & nursery & anyone in need of help with produce

All landscaping will be nature friendly enhancing biodiversity. The hub will be environmentally friendly including the re-use of rainwater, solar panels etc. Our community consultations & evidence of need has formed our building design.