Hub nears completion

The Hub on the Hill is open for business

Thanks to the recent sunny weather, real progress has been made in the final building phase of the new community wellbeing centre , the Hub on Rye Hill, with the finishing touches being completed over the next few days. All is on track for the opening on August 3. With furniture and fittings arriving on an almost daily basis, the interior is really shaping up well and it looks fantastic.

A light and welcoming interior, an ideal venue for morning coffee.

The only thing missing are the visitors … however, not for long. The Hub coordinators are looking forward to welcoming visitors in small groups so the social distancing guidelines can be observed. The Hub will be kitted out with a sanitising station and Perspex screens to ensure that both staff and visitors can enjoy a safe environment. A one way system will also be in place.

The TV room with bifold dividing doors, catering for all occasions and numbers.
Comfortable and inviting, the interior of the Hub on Rye Hill

There is ample parking on site. For those who will need mobility assistance, the Rye & District Community Transport bus will be running a twice daily shuttle service from the bus bays at Rye train station to the Hub every Tuesday in August. The volunteer staffed café will be open between 10am and 4pm for light refreshments.

Hub on Rye Hill café and servery
Somewhere to relax and enjoy the fresh air.

Details of how you can book to come and have a look around for yourself will be available via the Hub’s website and on social media next week. Any telephone queries in the meantime can be addressed to Francesca Clent on 01797 228842.

Volunteers will always be needed to help in the staffing of the café so if you are interested and would like to have more details, please contact Francesca Clent at

A huge thank you goes out to all those involved in the Hub project, including all who kindly offered their assistance behind the scenes. The facility next to the hospital promises to be an exciting and vibrant addition to the community of Rye as previously reported in “What is the hub on the hill” , “The hub on Rye Hill update” , and “Hub gathers pace”  in Rye News so be ready to book your place on one of the Tuesday open days!

The Hub on Rye Hill, rear elevation.

Image Credits: Nick Forman , Caroline Everett .


  1. I was lucky enough to be shown round The Hub yesterday. I had stopped the car to admire the exterior, which I find very architecturally pleasing, and was offered a tour of the inside. It’s a wonderful space, masses of rooms for classes, talks, physiotherapy, etc., light and airy, and really pleasing fabric choices and design. I loved it. I hope thanks have been heaped on all those responsible, but would make particular mention of Barry Nealon and Sally Compton. Its a great achievement. Thank you.


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