Ferneham Hall is now closed to be remodelled into an exciting new Community Arts and Entertainment venue.
The Council's Executive Committee agreed to restart work on Fareham's new arts and entertainment venue, after being on pause for ten months. The Council has agreed to increase the budget allocated for the works, from £12.57m to £13.35m. This is to allow for an increase in construction costs, and higher costs in the entertainment industry as it recovers from the impact of Covid-19. It is expected that construction works will start in Spring/Summer 2022 with the anticipated launch of Fareham Live by the end of 2023.
A public consultation launched on Monday 17 August, which ran for 4 weeks, asking people to choose a name for the new venue.
Four names were put forward and the public was asked to vote for their favourite:
A - The Kiln, Fareham
B - The Quay, Fareham
C - The Tannery, Fareham
D - Fareham Live
The new name was agreed by the Council's Executive on Monday 12th October 2020.
'Fareham Live' was the winning name, accounting for almost half (49%) of the 1060 responses.
BH Live will be the new operator for the building and will manage the venue on behalf of Fareham Borough Council when it is expected to reopen in 2023.
They will deliver an exciting line up of performances and events to suit a range of tastes for the community to enjoy.
BH Live is a leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.
They manage 17 venues, leisure centres and attractions across Dorset, Hampshire and London. These include Bournemouth International Centre, Portsmouth Pyramids and Fairfield Halls (Croydon).
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For more information about BH Live please visit their website .
1 October 2021 Fareham Live - End of Intermission!
13 October 2020 - And the name of Fareham's new arts and entertainment venue is ...
14 August 2020 - Your chance to #NameNewVenue for Fareham
30 January 2020 - Planning application received to remodel Ferneham Hall
07 January 2020 - It's not the final curtain - it's an extended intermission!
09 October 2019 – Operator announced for remodelled Ferneham Hall
27 September 2019 - Proposed new design for Ferneham Hall
21 December 2018 – Ferneham Hall plans revised
17 September 2018 – Final call to comment on Vision for new venue
29 June 2018 – Ferneham Hall to be transformed
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