Wesley Memorial Church Oxford Open Doors Phase 4
To complete our Open Doors project by supporting the elderly, disabled and those participating in the arts from our central premises available for community use and by providing a warm environment in which the bereaved can feel welcome by installing double glazed heritage windows
December 2017 - November 2018
Charity information: Wesley Memorial Church Oxford Open Doors Project
With over 54,000 people per annum visiting our premises, we need to ensure that we have provided sufficient and modernised toilet facilities and additional storage to support the increased use of our buildings as a result of completing phases 1 to 3 of our project. We also wish to provide a warm and draught free environment for the 400 people per annum seeking support from Oxford Cruse Bereavement Care who are based in our premises
By constructing additional toilet facilities on the ground floor for women and additional storage of 12 sq m to replace a timber shed and replacing single glazed heritage windows with double glazed purpose made windows.
To provide additional toilet facilities for women on the ground floor of our building
Activities» Constructing additional toilet facilities
Consumer satisfaction and feedback from users of the premises
To replace lost storage facilities following Hall refurbishment with a new 12 sq m building
Activities» To build new storage facility
By being able to move furniture and equipment around more easily and free up space for other activities
To replace single glazed heritage windows (1932) with purpose made double glazed windows
Activities» To commission the installation of the new windows
More comfortable environment for users and feedback from users and savings on heating costs
To provide premises which are welcoming, hospitable and flexible to meet the changing needs and expectation of more visitors from the local community using the facilities; to achieve a reduction of 10% in the heating costs for those parts of the building where the new windows will have been installed
By not having all the funds in place to complete Phase Four at the start of the contract. If this were the case, we would modify the project to utilise the funds available or extend the completion date to allow for more funds to be raised
By notifying them regularly of progress and inviting them to visit our premises following completion of the project, as we have done with earlier phases
Budget - Project Cost: £132,600Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £6,000 Substructure Includes drainage £28,500 Structure Roofs and walls £40,000 Windows Includes 15 heritage windows £7,000 Mechanical Installation £13,000 Electrical Includes wiring £6,000 Fixtures and fittings Includes sanitary appliances £10,000 Fees Includes architect and cost consultant £22,100 VAT Based on 20% of costs
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Own members £75,000 Guaranteed Trust for Oxfordshire Environment £5,000 Guaranteed Methodist Insurance Fund £5,000 Guaranteed Allchurches Trust £3,500 Guaranteed Sandra Charitable Trust £5,000 Guaranteed Doris Field Charitable Trust £1,000 Guaranteed Beatrice Laing Charitable Trust £5,000 Conditional
Oxford's population is 159,600 (Office National Statistics 2015 mid-estimate). 32,000 students are enrolled full time in the two universities. Oxford has the third highest ethnic minority population in south east England. Wesley Memorial is located in the heart of the city and therefore welcomes students, shoppers, business people and tourists. Despite its world wide status, a survey by the University of Sheffield in 2008 revealed that Oxford is in the top ten loneliest cities in the UK.
In 2008 our neighbourhood had an estimated 6,858 residents and 982 dwellings. The Indices of Deprivation (2015) prepared by the office of National Statistics showed our Neighbourhood to be most deprived in Health Deprivation and Disability, Crime, Barriers to Housing and Services and Living Environment Deprivation (pollution being a contributory cause)
We have been providing community services in their present form for over 32 years and are well known locally for them. We provide these services with a combination of paid staff and volunteers.
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Nikos is employed as our Church Manager and is responsible for ensuring that our premises are well used and well maintained
Derek has been a member of Wesley Memorial for over 35 years and is Chair of the Open Doors Project Group, co-ordinating fundraising and planning.
I think this redevelopment project is very important for Oxford Communities and I hope it can go forward as planned