Long Orchard Centre Designs.



Martock Parish Council is consulting parishioners on a proposal to provide new changing rooms on the recreation ground at Stoke Road and the refurbishment of the present Pavilion as a Youth and Community Centre. 


The original project was inspired by the need for the replacement or upgrade of Pavilion facilities at the Recreation Ground as identified in the 2012 Local Community Plan.

Martock’s recreation ground (one of the largest village grounds in Somerset) has long needed more parking and additional sports club facilities. When the owners of Long Orchard donated the plot of land near to the rugby pitches to the Parish, it provided a good opportunity for these to come about.

The original project incorporated one very large building encompassing changing room facilities, a youth centre and a pre-school. Unfortunately this was not financially viable in terms of raising the funds required so a revised plan of action was developed.

In conjunction with the 2018 Local Community Plan, the Parish Council have been investigating ways of re-starting this project and have agreed to proceed on the basis of the installation of new changing rooms and the refurbishment of the Pavilion as a Youth and Community Centre. To achieve this the Parish Council will seek to fund a the project through a mix of grants, S106 monies and a Public Works Loan Board loan.

The proposed project will be created in two phases as set out below.


The installation of a car park on the Long Orchard site to be completed early in 2019 followed by the construction of a four changing room modular building and associated ground works by the Winter of 2019 / Spring 2020.


The refurbishment of the Pavilion to provide youth and community facilities, an external public toilet and a covered outdoor activity space. Work to commence in Spring / Summer 2020.


Funding the Project

The estimated cost of the total joint project is £893,000.00. We expect the costs to be met primarily through loans from the Public Works Loan Board alongside the sale of the existing Youth Centre, various levels of S106 monies and grants from Sport England, South Somerset District Council  and other trusts and foundations.

For more information please contact Adam Persson: clerk@martock-pc.gov.uk


Architects: Stone & Partner Chartered Architects of Taunton:

Quantity Surveyor: Slade Perry Chartered Surveyors of Yeovil.


The plans and documents may be downloaded below.