The Lodge

Graylingwell Drive, Chichester, PO19 6AN

A bright and airy community venue, with lots of outdoor space. (Floorplan PDF)

The Lodge is already a favourite venue for many a group and organisation. A brand new facility opened in January 2020 it is a lovely purpose built and community designed building that offers a flexible space for meetings and activities for up to 100 people. The room is fantastically bright and airy with white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the natural daylight; we find it allows for great creativity and calm. The venue overlooks the cricket field at Keepers Green on Graylingwell Drive and has wonderful views to the south. The green and leafy open spaces of the playing fields can accommodate bouncy castles and gazebos for special events.

The cricket pitch and changing facilities can also be hired separately. Please note, this is an artificial pitch; please do not wear spikes and stumps are not provided. See below for prices.

Kitchen: Floor and wall mounted kitchen units, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, hob, oven and microwave. Kitchen utensils and equipment provided: china, glasses and cutlery for 100. Children’s cutlery, plates and bowls for 30.

Main room: Ground level with full disabled access. The room contains four floor-to-ceiling windows. A projector and retractable screen are ceiling mounted for presentations. 100 chairs and 20 tables are available. Wi-Fi is available. 

The WC is designed to allow for disabled access.

Fully fitted Shower and changing facilities are available for female and male changing

Open access to playing field and children’s play area

Accessed via car from eastern end of Chichester (Kingsmead Avenue)

Foot and cycle access from western end also (college lane)

Parking: There is a pay and display car park (Just Park) for up to 15 cars. 14 spaces are also available at Graylingwell Chapel and a further 4 at the Water Tower. See parking map.

Please note that there are now bus gates in place dividing Graylingwell Park, which means you can only access the Lodge by car through the East entrance and Kingsmead Avenue. (please see map)

From Westbound via foot or bicycle
From Broyle Road (PO19 6BE) turn right onto Wellington Road, just before Wellington Grange.
Go straight over the crossroads onto Connolly Way into Graylingwell Park
Turn right onto Graylingwell Drive
Follow the road round and the Lodge is on the right hand side of Graylingwell Drive

From the east A27 
Turn onto Kingsmead Avenue and at the end of the road go straight into Keepers Green and Graylingwell Park. At the entrance to the developments bear left and the Lodge is on the left on Graylingwell Drive.


Parking is limited and visitor parking is available at The Lodge and in the local vicinity. Please see our parking map for more details. Chichester Community Development Trust is committed to encouraging a low carbon and green lifestyle; please consider organising car sharing or using the city’s trains, buses, bicycle paths and walking routes to minimise the impact of car travel on the local environment. 

To access information on buses and how you can reach our venues by bus, train, bike, foot or car, please go to Google maps directions and select your starting point and mode of transport.

Facilities included in the price of hire:

Flip chart
Retractable projector screen
DDA compliant W/C
Fridge and freezer

Oven and hob
Full DDA access on one level and access ramp
Outside green space


Also available to hire:

Lunch can be pre-ordered at the Pavilion café and sent to the venue if required.

Free promotion in CCDT’s ‘What’s On’ quarterly printed newsletter

Free promotion in the CCDT ‘What’s On’ e-news to 500+ recipients

Free promotion on our website in the ‘What’s On’ listings with a link to your own site

Social media coverage

By choosing a Chichester Community Development Trust building for your event you are investing in the future of the community and the local neighbourhood.

Our hire charges vary depending on the user and the space required.

£16.50/hour for
– Voluntary groups and charities
– Children’s parties
– Services or activities working with CCDT residents
– Public sector organisations and educational institutions


£25/hour for
– Private businesses

– Commercial enterprises

Hire of the green for bouncy castle/gazebo and power
£50 per booking

Hire of pitch and changing facilities only (Please note, this is an artificial pitch; please do not wear spikes and stumps are not provided.)

 Morning, afternoon or evening  Per session (1 wicket) £50.00

 Two consecutive sessions (1 wicket) £65.00

 All day (1 wicket) £80.00

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