Hayfield and The Bourtons Parish Council celebrate completion of new Community Hall

A celebratory event has taken place at the Hayfield Views development in the village of Great Bourton to mark the completion of the spectacular Community Hall, which developer Hayfield has built for The Bourtons Parish.


The new Community Hall has been constructed in ironstone, with a spectacular high vaulted ceiling, purpose-built bar, an expansive fully equipped catering kitchen, toilet facilities and meeting room. The new Hall also benefits from a landscaped garden area that is perfect for summer events and its own car park for 23 cars, which is accessed via a dedicated driveway.


The Bourtons Community Hall has been constructed as part of the Hayfield Views development, located on Main Street on the edge of the village of Great Bourton, where there is also a new play area for the enjoyment of local families. The new Hall will be used alongside the Parish Council’s current building, which was originally a Methodist Chapel, dating back to 1932.


Mark Booth, Managing Director of Hayfield said: “We have been working alongside The Bourtons Parish Council for a number of years to get to the stage of being able to celebrate the completion of this fantastic new community facility. We are very proud of the quality, workmanship and usability of this purpose-designed building. This has been recognised by the NHBC who has awarded the Hayfield Views Site Manager with a coveted Pride in the Job Award for the second year running.”


Sally Leszczynski, Chairman of The Bourtons Parish Council said: “The completion of The Bourtons Community Hall is a huge milestone for the Parish Council and the villages of Great Bourton and Little Bourton. It is wonderful to see the land owners’, Graham and Jennifer Townsend’s, original vision of a 21st Century community hall come to fruition, and we thank them for their generosity.


“Our community is very active and in much need of a purpose-built facility that can be used for a whole host of meetings, family play activities, exercise, craft and hobby sessions, as well as public and private hire events. We are very pleased with the end result and would like to thank the team at Hayfield for working alongside us to deliver this project.”


A flourishing community has already been established at Hayfield Views, which is nearly build complete. Only two out of the 43 homes remain for sale.


In addition to the Pride in the Job award wins in 2018 and 2019, the scheme also scooped Best Family Home Under £750,000 at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2019 for the Bourton home. The judges remarked that they were genuinely blown away by the build quality, attention to detail and the array of features that Hayfield includes as standard, such as heritage bronze door furniture, underfloor heating, Roca/Laufen bathroom suites, Farrow & Ball paint, warming drawers and curved cabinets in the bespoke kitchens.


Hayfield was also recognised at the 2018 WhatHouse? Awards as one of the UK’s Best Small Housebuilders.  


Hayfield specialises in building luxury family houses and has six live sites located in prime locations in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Approximately 200 executive homes will be delivered by the firm over the next 12 months.

Lottie Crossley