You are viewing this site in staging mode. Click in this bar to return to normal site.


All about the Hub

Why is it called The Hub?

Our vision is for a go-to hosted space which the whole community can call home, rather than just a functional space.

Why are Wantage Community Church involved?

This was a result of public consultation of October 2017 in which Wantage Community Church applied via the public application process to run the eventual facility for the good of the community.

Why is a Church running a Community Hub?

They aren’t. To make this clear, Wantage Community Church has set up set up a new non faith-based Charity to operate and maintain the Hub (“Kingsgrove Community Hub”, or KCH).

What if the Church were not involved?

A much lesser community facility would be built: £1.7m of the funding is being sourced by the church.

So, is it a church or a community centre?

The Hub is a community facility for Kingsgrove in which Wantage Community Church will be meet.

Facilities at the Hub

What will be in the Hub?

350+ seat main hall with a suite of other halls and rooms to hire; Enterprise area with hot-desking; community café; Community outreach and surgeries… and much more

What is an Enterprise Zone?

A dedicated space where you can hot-desk or hire a workspace with high-speed internet plus space for on-line and in-person meetings. We are also identifying community partners with whom we could help and mentor new businesses as well as provide a menu of training opportunities.

What will the cafe sell?

The café is at the centre of Hub life and will serve great coffee as well as range of other drinks and snacks in a welcoming space with great internet access

Making the Hub a home

Who can use the Hub?

It is a community Hub and so is open to hire to all groups.

Can I hire it for parties?!

Certainly. There are a variety of rooms and other space available to hire with priority rates for local users.

Can I play sport inside the hall?

The hall is mainly designed for theatre, file, receptions, parties, and concerts. We hope that it will also be possible to do some sport there. But it will be a great place to watch and enjoy major sporting events together

When will it be open? 

Our goal is late 2025 or very early 2026

Do you have another question?

Use the form below to send us your question! If it’s likely to interest others we may well add it to this page.