Ryde Town Council purchased Vectis Hall with the aim of bringing the building back into use for the community, this is something that is incredibly important to us.
Vectis Hall was originally the first ‘Free School’ in Ryde being built in 1812 and is now registered as a Grade II listed building. The building has been neglected for many years and has fallen into a state of disrepair.
The Town Council plan to work with the IW Council’s Conservation Officer and other organisations such as Historic England to safeguard the building from further damage and to obtain grant funding to restore the building. Due to the poor state of the building, and its listed status, this will be a long-term project for the Town Council with works hoped to commence within the next 3 to 5 years.
Please see the latest news’ below for regular updates and articles on Vectis Hall.
- Vectis Hall update – Monday 20 DecemberWe have received three tenders from Architects to complete the initial phases of work for Vectis Hall and will be selecting what we consider the best option within the next few weeks. At that point a feasibility study and concept drawings will be completed for the building that will be the template for works to … Read more
- Grant funding bid accepted for the next stages towards the regeneration of Vectis Hall.Ryde Town Council are delighted to have had a grant funding bid accepted which will allow for the next stages to be taken towards the regeneration of Vectis Hall. The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) have awarded a grant of up to £14,950 so that Ryde Town Council can produce a project report consisting of a … Read more
- Vectis Hall ConsultationRyde Town Council purchased Vectis Hall with the aim of bringing the building back into use for the community, this is something that is incredibly important to us and we would love to hear your ideas and views on Vectis Hall.
- Press Release on Vectis Hall, Melville Street, Ryde.PRESS RELEASE ON VECTIS HALL, MELVILLE STREET, RYDE. At Ryde Town Council’s Full Council meeting held on Monday 2nd November 2020, the council agreed to purchase Vectis Hall, Melville Street with the aim of bringing the building back into use for the community. The building was due to go to auction on the 4th November, … Read more