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Facilities


The Hall is provided with energy from local renewable resources.  As a result it is warm and welcoming, even on the coldest day. It has full disabled access.


Parking

There are off-road parking spaces for approximately 40 cars, including two disabled spaces.  Additional off-road spaces may be available depending on local ground conditions.


Wi-Fi

Superfast broadband, provided by a local company, Lonsdalenet, is available throughout the hall. It is free-of-charge to use and the password is displayed on the hall notice-boards.


The Main Hall (Kells Hall)

The spacious Main Hall is reached via the lobby, directly from the main door.  Its dimensions are 16m x 9m (52ft x 30ft) and it has ample height for most activities.

It can accommodate approximately 130 seated at tables or 150 in a theatre-style arrangement.  Its maximum capacity is 180.

The walls are equipped with a presentation rail system which provides attachments for whiteboards, flip charts or  hanging for documents or decorations.

The windows have vertical blinds.

Electric sockets are sited every few meters round the walls.

There is a hearing loop.


Multi-purpose Room (Sunbeam Room)

This room is reached via the lobby, directly from the main door.  Its dimensions are 6m x 5.5m (20ft x 18ft).  It can seat approximately 24 at tables and 30 in theatre-style.

The walls are equipped with a presentation rail system which provides attachments for whiteboards, flip charts or hanging for documents or decorations..

The window has vertical blinds.

Electric sockets are sited every few meters round the walls.

There is a hearing loop.


Kitchen

The Kitchen is fitted with catering-style equipment and has a serving hatch to the lobby. It is suitable for the provision of soups and snacks, or for serving hot and cold food prepared off-site. An instant water heater is available for making hot drinks. It is equipped with a large larder fridge, a 6-burner LPG and oven, a warming cabinet and a commercial ware washer.

130 settings of crockery, cutlery and glassware are available for use if required.


The Brian Hope Bar

The bar is situated off the lobby, adjacent to the kitchen.  The bar can accommodate top-pressure kegs and a chiller underneath. The back bar area has a 240 bottle drinks chiller. There are shelf-mounted optics for spirits. Beer, wine and spirit glasses are available. If required, a drinks service can be provided by a local victualler.


Hickle Spring Room

This small room is situated directly off the entrance lobby. It is equipped with a clinical wash hand-basin and can be used for non-invasive clinical procedures such as vaccination clinics, chiropody, etc.


Washrooms

The washrooms are readily accessible from all parts of the building via the spine corridor.  Inside, modern, hygienic facilities are provided, including a shaving point and a shower.

There is also a fully-accessible washroom and baby change facility.


Exterior

Behind the Hall is a block-paved patio which abuts onto a large grassed area. This can be used for outdoor activities. A barbecue and a 8m x 4m marquee are available.


Alcohol licence

The Hall has a full alcohol licence, so there is no need for users to apply for a temporary licence.


Music licence

The Hall does not hold licences for the performance of live (PRS) or recorded (PPL) music. If users are intending to use music on a commercial basis they must hold any such licenses as are relevant.


More Information

A floor plan of the Hall and details of room sizes, occupation numbers, equipment, etc can be found on the Planning Your Event page. The Extras page gives information about additional facilities and options.