Hut Design

The Brief

The design of the new Hut has been developed over the last 18 months and has had to evolve in line with shifting requirements and site considerations.

The brief was to provide a hut that will provide an efficient and useable hall for the 43rd Bristol Scout Group. A hall that provides a safe and fully accessible home for the various sections of the group and ensure that the group has a building they are proud of and can operate long into the future.


During the development of the design we have uncovered a large sewer that runs through the site and under the existing building. Through discussions with Wessex Water it has become apparent that we cannot build over the sewer and we are required to provide a 3.5m easement.

This coupled with the existing trees means we are severely restricted as to where we can build the new hut.

The Design

We are proposing a new rectangular single storey building located to the east of the site in a similar location to the eastern block of the existing hut.

The new Hut design, with its more efficient layout, provides more usable space whilst having a smaller footprint than the existing Hut.

The actual hall will be slightly longer and wider with a higher apex ceiling so more activities can take place.

There will be a good sized kitchen with hatch to the hall and outside. There will be male and female toilets, alongside a disabled toilet.

In addition there will be a good sized lobby and plenty of accessible storage.

The new hut will consist of:

  • Approx. 14 m x 8 m hall with an apex height of just over 5.5 m.
  • Kitchen with internal and external servery
  • Male, female and disabled toilets
  • Shower
  • Storage
  • External terrace
  • Bike storage

The building will use a simple pallet of materials which need to be robust, economical and in keeping with the location. We are proposing profiled aluminium cladding to the roof and walls, with contrasting horizontal timber cladding providing softness the to the front elevation. 


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