When the Friends of Castle Green took over the lease on the old art college/council training centre, public consultation renamed the building The Castle Green Pavilion.
It is a Georgian building on medieval foundations and has had a variety of uses and misuses over the years, suffering from inappropriate development during the 20th century – the portico has been filled in, the Georgian roof removed and replaced with offices, and a concrete block added to the front of the Georgian facade.
The ultimate aim is to restore the Pavilion to reflect its historic past and re-create it for use as a sustainable community asset. In the meantime, it provides a home for Hereford City’s Youth Canoe Club and projects including Livewire, developing music opportunities for the 12-25 age group. The Pavilion is a community space available for hire to individuals, businesses and groups. Weekly Yoga classes, speech and drama sessions, rehearsals, meetings and parties take place regularly at the building.
The Pavilion rooms are available to hire. In addition to a fully equipped catering standard kitchen, there are three large rooms that make it the perfect space for parties, exercise classes, worskhops, meetings, conferences and a multitude of other uses.