New Hall Project
The monks and trustees have committed to build a new Ubosot Hall on the temple car park together with a ceremonial gateway. This is a very ambitious project, but we feel confident that we can deliver this unique building as we have the full support of Luang Por Sopano, Abbot of our parent temple in Chiang Mai, and of all our regular supporters. The project also forms a strategic fit with other developments such as the new Mersey Crossing, the Bridgewater Canal locks restoration scheme, and the Station Quarter project all of which will help with the regeneration of Runcorn Old Town.
The building is designed in the Northern Thai style and will be only the third Ubosot hall in the UK. We are working closely with Halton Borough Council who see the new hall as a great addition to the local community. The hall will be available for third party use, and will also act as an Emergency Evacuation centre as part of HBC Resilience Planning.