Schedule of future plans


1Phase One:

  • Public consultation and discussion to secure community support and launch fundraising campaign, advertising of space available to hire, essential works needed to safeguard the building and open it as a community hub with meeting and exhibition space as quickly as possible.
  • Basic renovation to get the building into immediate use, with costs estimated at a minimum of £50K.

2Phase Two:

  • Installation of new toilets and simple catering facilities, plus conversion of the three cottages into attractive spaces to be used for various purposes to supply long term rental income.
  • Estimate of costs of conversion to be agreed once plans are drawn up.

3Phase Three:

  • The erection of a cleverly designed high quality extension to the building that will contain a kitchen. Historic England have already signaled their willingness to consider this positively.
  • Installation of a lift that will allow full use to be made of the upper space for events, exhibitions and classes and also to enable disabled access to the upper floor.
  • Early outline plans for this extension have been drawn up for us by a local architect and an expert on the preservation of historic buildings, taking account of conversations with Historic England.

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