Arkwright House redevelopment
This major capital project to redevelop our head office, will not only improve the offices for staff, volunteers and visitors and provide a stimulating and pleasant environment but also provide spaces for meetings and training courses and the opportunity to celebrate the heritage of the building
The works will take in the region of 9 to 12 months once the funds have been raised
Central Lancashire Age Concern Ltd
The building has been poor accessibility throughout and the welfare facilities for staff and volunteers are no longer appropriate for modern life. This prevents the building from being used to its maximum and is both costly to run and space inefficient. We are no longer able to let out our meeting rooms and promote the building's historical significance due to access and space constraints and
The new design will allow access throughout all three floors, provide an improved heat management system and offer significantly improved facilities for staff, volunteers and visitors. Office and meeting rooms will be improved along with the provision of training and promotional areas which can be opened to the public. The building will be accessible at times to the public to showcase the historical importance of Sir Richard Arkwright and his life in Preston.
To improve the building to enable improved facilities and use for staff, volunteers and visitors
Activities» Redevelop the layout of the building will provide fully accessible areas throughout the building along with appropriate welfare facilities
» Redesign of the layout will provide more useable office space alongside training and meeting facilities which will include improved digital resources
Positive feedback from staff, volunteers and visitors.
Increased number of staff, volunteers and visitors with disabilities accessing the entire building
To reduce future running costs of the building
Activities» By improving the heating and lighting systems and usage of the building, costs will be reduced
» Accessible meeting and training facilities will be provided which can be hired commercially.
Reduced running costs
To open the building up showcasing the historical significance of Sir Richard Arkwright
Activities» To provide a space for an exhibition on Sir Richard Arkwright's life in the building and opportunities for talks and celebratory events
A vibrant static exhibition visited by members of the public
The building will become sustainable for use as a working building for the future, demonstrated by continued occupation and increased use.
That funds cannot be secured to meet the development costs.
A major fundraising campaign for capital funds has been launched
Regular updates on progress with raising funds and then with the impact of the work on the services offered by Age Concern Central Lancashire and the long term sustainability of the building
Budget - Project Cost: £1,200,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £809,250 Build costs redevelopment including essential services £161,850 vat unavoidable costs £145,665 Fees Professional fees £83,235 Fit out costs equipment and resources to enable use fo the building
Staff, volunteers and older people, their carers and family.
In addition the local environment will benefit from a landmark building which is made sustainable and accessible
We own and occupy the building
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Chief Executive with the organisation for 18 years
Capital fundraiser working on the project
Incoming Chairman of the board of trustees
Representative of Croft Goode architects, designers of the project build and project manager for build element