Widcombe Social Club Management Committee is delighted to announce that, after what seems to have been a very long journey, the brand-new Widcombe Social Club building is open for business!
We still have some finishing touches to add to the building – A skittle alley, pool table and darts boards will all be installed soon.
The function room is proving highly popular with all kinds of activities. Already we have been booked for Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Comedy, Music, Choirs, Yoga, Pilates, Life Drawing and much much more!
We aim to provide a full schedule of entertainment for our members, including live music on Saturday evenings, bingo nights and everything else you would expect from an active Social Club. If there is anything you would like to see then please do get in touch.
Every visitor to the site during the last few weeks – and there have been many, in the course of planning and organising all kind of necessary arrangements – has had the same favourable reaction: the building is full of light, airy and fresh, with a distinct sense of space and satisfying design.
Huge credit is due to locally-based architects Stride Treglowan for their imaginatively creative use of a site that only occupies fifty percent of the previous Club premises but gives the impression of providing the Club substantially increased space for leisure and entertainment, plus superb views across the canal basin and to the city beyond.
Developers Iesis Ltd and contractors IKON – both also locally-based companies – have brought the architects’ vision to life for the benefit of everyone in the Bath area.
There are two undoubted heroes of the project – highly professional experts who have guided it through the maze of construction specifications and regulations. IKON site manager Ian Kendrick has dealt tirelessly with trades, technicalities and decision-making, co-ordinating each stage of construction for many months. His skill and commitment, always attentive to the needs of the Club, has been matched only by WSC’s superb quantity surveryor and project champion Ray Brown (of RJBPM Ltd). Ray has advised the Club from the outset, monitoring plans and every stage of the work and ensuring that the building and its components attain the best possible quality and specification within the scope of the original development agreement.