Raise the Roof and How you Can help us Fundraise:
The Grand Opening marked the conclusion of Phase One, the refurbishment of the Hall, and the commencement of Phase Two. We are currently developing the details of the plans, for preparing a specification to go out to tender, and for accompanying grant applications. We are optimistic that with a proven track record of success in achieving Phase One we will be able to demonstrate competence and momentum and attract support. Besides, the building looks a bit weird half modern, half not so modern. Please take a look at this link to see the architect’s drawings for Phase Two – Proposed and Existing.
The plan for Phase Two is literally to raise the roof by about one and a half metres, so that it matches the higher hall roof. The existing will be craned up, the stanchions extended, then replaced, and new insulation and cladding installed to match the hall. This will have the effect of tripling the floor area upstairs, allowing installation of windows overlooking the tennis courts, playground and the cricket and football fields, construction of a dedicated suite for small children, a large meeting room, a small studio for private treatments, instruction or consultations, a large function room for group classes such as fitness activities, and storage. Access will be via a new lift so all members of the community can be included. At the same time the ladies and gents toilets will have a makeover, bringing the building into the twenty first century.
All this will cost a great deal, and you can help us direct if you would be so kind, through our Just Giving link.