Blockley Heritage Society today announced the appointment of local architects and exhibition designers for the proposed £0.5m development of the Blockley Heritage Centre.

The architect will be John Goom and the exhibition content will be designed by JDM & Company.

Left to right: Designers Miranda Melville, Jamie Leonard and Dora Leonard and architect John Goom discuss the Heritage Centre project with Society members Paul Ensch, Roger Thornburgh, Chris Boddington and Robert Willott.

The JDM team of Jamie Leonard, Dora Leonard and Miranda Melville, has been brought together especially for the project and includes an exciting theatrical element. Between them JDM have designed sets for films, such as Tom & Viv, Into the West, Mona Lisa, costumes for Comrades and We Think the World of You, created props for Game of Thrones, The Muppets, Downton Abbey, sets and costumes for contemporary dance and theatre productions, and project managed exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery and Southbank Centre including Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms.

Jamie and Dora Leonard live in Batsford. Dora is already well known in Blockley for her design of the sets and costumes for the Blockley Mystery Plays performed there in 2004.

Architect John Goom is a Blockley resident and member of the Heritage Society who has specialised in the care and conservation of historic buildings since his student days in Bristol. He is retained by the National Trust to look after properties in the Wessex, West Midlands and Thames and Solent regions, including projects at Snowshill Manor and Croome Park. He has acted as a commissioned architect for English Heritage in support of their Joint Scheme for Churches, and as Honorary Technical Advisor to the Wychavon Building Preservation Trust.

The development of the Blockley Heritage Centre is expected to include a dedicated permanent exhibition hall, a heritage library and a Parish Council office, in addition to the existing public hall that will also serve as a lecture room and heritage activity centre for visiting school parties. The exhibition will bring to life eight strands of Blockley history - each remarkable in itself – in a lively and engaging manner.

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This is a light, bright, recently refurbished hall seating approximately 80. There is a kitchen and toilets, a drop down projector screen, and effective central heating. Good parking facilities.

The Jubilee Hall is situated a short walk from the village centre, has plenty of car parking available nearby, and is ideal for workshops, parties, meetings and events of all sorts. It is available at very competitive rates, with discount for regular users.

Enquiries to Laurie Clayton on 01386 701528 or bcclayton@btinternet.com.

Jubilee Hall Exterior
Jubille Hall Exterior

Jubilee Hall Interior
Jubilee Hall Interior

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