Photographs by Irena Gil, Monica Florea and Armindo Mendes de Matos.
The Orchard Community Centre is situated in the new housing development off Baden Powell Way, Kings Reach, in Biggleswade. This popular modern venue offers the choice of a main hall or a smaller training room to suit your requirements.
The main hall is approximately 13 x 20 metres, with vinyl flooring and a high ceiling at 5 metres. Its maximum capacity is 120 people depending on use. The hall is available for classes, meetings, functions and parties.
The training room is approximately 7.5 x 9 metres. Its maximum capacity is 40 people depending on use. The room is available to all organisations and businesses in and around Biggleswade for training purposes and meetings.
How to book
From Baden Powell Way, turn onto Planets Way and then follow the road down to Erlensee Way until the end. Turn right onto Sullivan Court and then turn right again – The Orchard Community Centre is opposite St Andrew’s Lower School East.
From Potton Road: turn onto Baden Powell Way. Follow the road and turn right onto Frankel Way, then left onto Novello Drive. Follow the road for a short distance into Central Square in Sullivan Court, where you will see Sainsbury’s and retail shops on your left. At the end of the row of shops, turn left and just in front of Busy Bees turn right into the car park and The Orchard Community Centre is opposite St Andrews Lower School East.
From A1 South: from the Biggleswade South Junction of the A1 take the A6001 (London Road) into Biggleswade. At the 3rd roundabout, turn right into Saxon Drive until you come to the 3rd roundabout and turn right onto Baden Powell Way. At the 1st roundabout, turn left onto Planets Way and then follow the road down to Erlensee Way until you see Central Square in Sullivan Court, Kings Reach ahead of you. Immediately turn right and then follow for a short distance until you see Busy Bees and turn right directly in front of the building, then turn left into the car park at The Orchard Community Centre opposite St Andrews Lower School East.
Parking is available for 15 vehicles.
The Centrebus 80 and 85A services run from outside the railway station and bus station (including other stops) to the Central Square area in Sullivan Court, Kings Reach. The buses run every half hour on weekdays and Saturday with limited service on Sunday and Bank/Public Holidays.
When you get off the bus, you need to walk to the left of the retail shops and you will see The Orchard Community Centre on the right opposite St Andrew’s Lower School East.
You can obtain a copy of the timetable from Biggleswade Town Council offices, Saffron Road or from The Orchard Community Centre.