Winscombe New Space (WiNSpace) is the working title for a Winscombe Community Association (WCA) project.
The project is looking into how we might update the community facilities for the 21st century and make that happen. For more information and details of the project please go to our WiNSpace Site using the button below.
The WiNSpace team have launched a campaign called Go WiNSpace 24. The aim of the campaign is to ensure everyone knows what is happening and encourage people to think about how they can help and be part of it. Click on the link below to see what is going on
The Trustees have agreed that we must deliver new facilities as soon as possible and are now preparing to start building in summer 2024.
However, with a huge increase in building costs over the past 18 months, we are planning a more cost-effective building, using a smaller footprint, but delivering the space the village needs. This will be by a phased approach utilising the south wing.
We are currently developing our site plans and will be lots more detail on the site when it arrives from our Architects
Our Phased Approach
Phase One:– Replace the Youth Club and Art Shed with our originally proposed two storey building but utilising the 1st floor space, providing:
- An Event function space on the 1st Floor with stairs and lift access. (roughly twice the size of main hall)
- An Activity Space on the ground floor (slightly smaller than main hall)
- A Dividable Meeting Space (half the size of main hall)
- Office space(s) on the 1st Floor
- A fully equipped catering kitchen
- A large foyer and patio area
- Retention of the field with biodiversity enhancements
Phase Two:– Refurbish the old school with a focus on Youth and Arts and removing the Annexe
Future:– When the Parish requires it and has the finances, build the large hall along with the addition carparking
After 40 successful years with our current buildings the time has come when we have to think about how we can preserve that legacy and take it forward by upgrading our facilities.
What the Parish needs has changed over that time and will go on changing. We now have a really exciting opportunity to find out what people want and create something special for the next 40 years!!
Our Current project Plan
|Quarter 3 2023
|Revise building design, Apply for national and local grants, Request donations, Communicate plan to Parish
|Quarter 4 2023
|Sell Assets, Start Tender Process, Parish Council Loan & Grants, Detail Design
|Quarter 1 2024
|Finalise Design, Select Construction Company, Obtain Building Approval, More grants applications, Plan construction phase1
|Quarter 2 2024
|Sign build contacts, Start moving out, Site prep, Obtain final financial support
|Quarter 3 2024
|Remove Youth Club & Art Shed, Finalise building plans & H&S, Start building, Start Grant application for old school refurbish
Quarter 2 2025
|Continue Build process with a planned move in date of Early Summer 2025. Once compete, refurbishment of Old School will start.