Base 2000

Base 2000, the headquarters of the Basingstoke Air Scout Group, is a modern brick built building situated in Carpenters Down, Popley behind the Popley Fields Community Centre.

The building is available for hire by individuals or Groups, on an occasional or regular basis.


  • Foyer

  • Large Hall

  • Small Hall

  • Kitchen


The building consists of two halls and Kitchen,

Large Hall

35ft x 25ft (10.75m x 7.38m)

Small Hall

26ft x 18ft (7.8m x 5.4m)


8ft x 14ft (2.5m x 4.3m) The Kitchen has hot and cold running water with an electric hand dryer and is fully equipped with a cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle, crockery and cutlery.


One male toilet with two urinals, one lowered for the little ones. Two female toilets and a separate disabled toilet. All toilets have hot and cold running water and electric hand dryers.

The building is heated by thermostatically controlled electric heaters. The hall floors are carpeted with heavy duty carpet tiles with vinyl flooring in the kitchen and toilet areas. Base 2000 is fully protected by automatic fire and security alarms and is equipped with fire extinguishers and emergency doors with crash bars. There is a Pay Phone in the Foyer and the building is fully accessible to the disabled with ramped access to and from the main door and emergency exits and there is a designated disabled car parking space immediately in front of the building.

Local amenities

Easy access to Carpenters Down woods, ideal for mini hikes, wide games. Located adjacent to a large grass area, ideal for activities and games. Regular bus service to and from Town Centre. Local shops and take away within a few minutes walk. Superstore few minutes drive away.

Hire Charges & Booking

Large hall hire £20 per hour. Small hall hire £16.50 per hour. A £100 deposit is required which will be returned at the end of the booking, assuming the building is left in a clean and tidy manor and all rubbish is removed. Official ID, ie, Driving licence, Passport etc, will be required for new hirers. Rates are negotable for local charities and regular bookings.

For booking enquiries, please read 'Base 2000 Bookings Terms and Conditions' and then click on the "I agree to the Terms & Conditions" button which will take you to the booking enquiry form.


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Exterior of Base 2000

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You are more than welcome to pop in for a quick look around before your booking, but strictly by appointment only.