Annual General Meeting at The Pavilions
Thanks to the generosity of Computershare, our AGM will be held on their premises, the former regional headquarters of the Central Electricity Generating Board on the outskirts of Bristol. This iconic building, designed in the mid-seventies, received a Grade II listing from Historic England in 2015.
When the building was being planned, among the main design principles was that the structure's visual impact on the surrounding landscape should be minimal and that there needed to be complete integration between building and site.
This resulted in the creation of an 'invisible' car park, the introduction of a continuous perimeter plant box to soften the link between building and landscape, and an extensive planting scheme both outside and inside the building.
After the AGM, members and guests will be taken on a guided tour of the building which will include the social areas at the rear of the building where the former dining room, bar area and swimming pool all survive remarkably intact. The building even had its own war bunker, as its unusual design apparently made it a potential target for Soviet missiles during the Cold War!
Admission to the AGM is free, but the cost of the tour and refreshments, including a donation to Change A Life, Computershare’s chosen charity, £6 for members, £8 for guests.
Please book using the form here by 28 July
More about The Pavilions: at Parks & Gardens UK here; at Historic England here; the article in our Autumn 2015 Bulletin here (page 16)