Have your say: Winchester’s outdoor event space designs

Press Release: 10/09/2013

Shortlisted designs for the Portable Event Space

Winchester City Council is asking members of the public to comment on the designs for a new portable event space for the Winchester District, to be used in the city as well as in the surrounding towns and villages.

The Council has short-listed three designs from the following companies: Design Engine, GTMS and What Architecture.

Design Engine is an award winning architectural practice based in Winchester. Their design is based on a triangular mobile pavilion which can be transported to Winchester District locations in a trailer. GTMS’s proposal is a 20 foot mirrored shipping container: the mirrored panels reflecting the immediate environment in which the container is placed. What Architecture’s design is based on a diamond pavilion that can be inflated within an hour.

The designs will be on display in Winchester’s award-winning Tourist Information Centre, the Theatre Royal Winchester café, Bishop’s Waltham Parish Council offices, and Wickham Co-op at the following times:

Winchester Tourist Information Centre

Guildhall Winchester,
The Broadway,
SO23 9GH

1 September - 30 September 2013 Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sundays 11pm - 4pm
Theatre Royal Cafe Jewry Street,
SO23 8SB
1 September - 12 September 2013 Monday to Friday 10am 10 - 6pm, Saturdays 10am - 5pm
Bishop's Waltham Parish Council Jubilee Hall,
Little Shore Lane,
Bishop's Waltham Parish Council,
SO32 1ED
1 September - 30 September 2013 Monday - Saturday 10am - 2pm
Wickham Co-op

4 The Square,
PO17 5JN

16 September - 22 September 2013 Monday - Saturday 7am - 11pm, Sundays 11am - 5pm
Meadowside Leisure Centre

Meadowside Leisure Centre,
Whiteley Way,
PO15 7LJ

23 September - 30 September 2013 Monday - Friday 6.30am - 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 9pm

Alternatively you can have your say by completing the on-line questionnaire located at www.facebook.com/winchestercity or https://surveymonkey.com/s/Q6BMHCF

Winchester City Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Robert Humby, said:

Local communities have told the Council that they need covered spaces for day-to-day gatherings as well as more formal occasions. The project provides an opportunity to reinforce local pride in the District’s long tradition of public art as part of its historic street scenes, as well as its growing reputation as a creative centre in the South.

Please tell us which design you would prefer and how your organisation might use the space. Please send all comments to Alison Woods, Winchester City Council’s Economy and Arts Development Manager, at awoods@winchester.gov.uk by Monday 30 September 2013.