The competition to design our new Community Hall and Sports Pavilion is in its final stages. Residents of Sessay and Hutton Sessay, children at Sessay CE Primary School and current users of the Village Hall and Cricket Club, are being asked to vote on their preferred option.

There are four designs to choose from – shortlisted in the initial stage of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) competition - from 86 entries from across the world.

Those final proposals - from teams in London and Edinburgh – will be submitted to the RIBA early next week ready for them to be viewed by local people.

“We are giving the whole community the opportunity to view the designs and vote for their favourite one,” said Parish Council Chair, John MacPherson.  

“Everyone is welcome to cast a vote by visiting the Village Hall in person - there is no age limit!

“School children will have an opportunity to vote at Sessay School on Tuesday January 6 – it is important that they also have a say.”  

Competition details and voting slips will be available on each of the viewing days.

The votes will be used as one of the factors by the judging panel - chaired by Wayne Hemingway MBE, author and designer - in choosing the winning design when it meets on January 8.

You can view the designs on the RIBA Design Competition page of the Village Hall section of the site - to navigate there click this link.  


The designs will be on display at Sessay Village Hall over the Christmas/New Year period: 
December 27 & 28:  
10am – 12noon & 2 – 4pm

December 29 & 30:  
10am – 12noon; 2 - 4pm  &  6– 8pm 

January 2, 3 & 4:  
10am – 12 noon &  2 – 4pm

The result of the competition will be announced on Friday 9th January.