Thoughtful Host

Thoughtful Host Highly Sustainable Venue

A Thoughtful Host - New Venue Launched at Heatherton Park Studios

A new, highly sustainable, building opened last week and offers a range of exciting new venue spaces for hire, events and training opportunities for businesses and individuals in the South West.

Architecturally designed and energy efficient, the Host building at Heatherton Park Studios, Bradford-on-Tone is a new venue and centre offering a range of spaces for hire, hands-on workshops, events and conferences. Bookings have already been confirmed including exhibitions which will be open to the public during Somerset Art Weeks Festival.

The venue’s name - Host - derives from a quote by Charles Eames - the eminent architect and designer - “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests”. Claire Fear, architect and Director of Host said “We were so delighted to see such a good turnout for the launch: It is wonderful to be reminded of the diversity and expertise in our local area and exciting that we can look forward to seeing these thrive at this new, purpose built, venue.”

The Host venue offers three contemporary rooms; all technically advanced, private and confidential, along with flexible and bespoke hire packages to meet the needs of its guests - including state of the art technical equipment and an array of catering options. Between the rooms the break-out spaces also create opportunities to reflect and guests can enjoy the permeant art collection, rotating exhibitions, a comfortable mezzanine with soft seating and, outside, a field (2,000 steps around the perimeter) and a climbable ancient oak tree.

Host shares the building with the architects who designed it and the Art Restorer, and building owner, who was brave enough to commission it; creating a professional and creative atmosphere. Rurally located, but less than 5 minutes from the motorway and just 2 hours from London by train, the venue offers good accessibly and plentiful free parking coupled with open space and 180 degree views of the sky.

Tim Everett, Director of Everett Fine Art, explains “It was wonderful to celebrate the completion of the building which, after four years of seeking planning permission, took only 32 weeks to build. The spaces we have created are fantastic and achieving the high sustainability credentials of the building is a pleasing personal accomplishment. I am also delighted to be working in a premises which focuses on the art and conservation sector and we hope people will come and enjoy it with us.”

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Heatherton Park Studios
Bradford on Tone

Telephone: 01823 461 311

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