St Patrick’s Hall, Consett, County Durham

CSN were approached by Mrs Sylvia Walters, the Project Co-ordinator of St Patrick’s Hall Management Committee in late 2006 to produce a Feasibility Study for the final phase of redevelopment of the Church Hall which included providing a new IT Learning and Language Suite, a new Music Practice Suite, improved space for the thriving existing Youth Club along with the provision of extended and refurbished toilet facilities, a wheelchair platform lift and a new entrance lobby.

This Feasibility Study enabled the Hall Management Committee to be successful in the first stage of an application for funding from the Big Lottery Fund and they were subsequently awarded a Development Grant to progress the application further. (See link)

St Patrick's Hall

St Patrick's Hall

CSN then produced a Capital Project Delivery Plan as required by the Big Lottery Fund which in conjunction with a Business Plan prepared by the Hall Management Committee was successful ahead of over 1000 similar applications in obtaining just under £100,000 worth of funding from the Big Lottery Fund from a pot of funding available under the Community Buildings programme.The Big Lottery Fund subsequently gave praise for quality of the submission from the Hall Management Committee and in particular the exceptional quality of the Capital Project Delivery Plan prepared by Mark Mulhern of our Washington Office and this quality was key to the success of the funding application as it demonstrated the strong need for the redevelopment and the professional and structured manner which the proposed project would be executed through to completion.

CSN are delighted to have been of assistance to the Hall Management Committee and look forward to continuing our successful working relationship with the Committee even further to deliver the project.

Since funding was obtained, CSN have subsequently obtained Planning Permission for the striking new Entrance Lobby and are now underway with preparing the full design package for the alteration and refurbishment project.

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