Plans to build a new community centre in Bovey Tracey have taken a major step forward with the appointment of a Devon firm of Architects to lead the design process. Peregrine Mears Architects, based in Exeter and Barnstaple, were selected from 11 firms who applied for the nationally advertised opportunity.
Councillor Eoghan Kelly, Chair of the Project Steering Group commented, “Bovey Tracey has a
thriving and creative local community which has played a key role in shaping the vision for this project.
We are delighted to see it reach a significant stage and look forward to working with our Architects and sharing their ideas in due course.”
Situated at the western gateway of the town, the new community centre is to be built on the site of the former The Old Thatched Inn on Station Road. It will include an information centre, library, public toilets, town council offices and a multipurpose meeting / events space.
Peregrine Mears, Director of Peregrine Mears Architects added, “We are really excited to be chosen for this project and the opportunity it offers to bring people together. We look forward to working with the client team and the local community to create a superb new building for Bovey Tracey.”
Pictured at the site are the Town Mayor, Councillor Tony Allen and Peregrine Mears, Architect,
celebrating the project launch, (see photo attached).