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Given the age, architecture, and B listed status of the Hall, it is understandable that the maintenance, restoration, preservation and updating to comply with contemporary regulations, represent a major management and financial commitment for CBH Limited. Specific major works requiring funding and implementation are defined below. Should you be able to assist ‘in kind’ or through financial sponsorship in any form please contact Jim Mcdowall email@example.com
Ladies Toilet Upgrade:
The fixtures and fittings in the Ladies are approaching 40 years old and are in need of updating. It is intended to add another cubicle and upgrade the toilet to a modern standard. The work is expected to cost around £6000, with completion 2012/13.
Keeping the Hall wind and watertight is an ever ending battle. The main roof has 4 roof vents and 2 skylights that are no longer servicable and are not required. They are a constant worry as a source of water ingress. Removing the vents and skylights is scheduled for summer 2012 and is expected to cost £4000-5000.
The current kitchen is a "cheap and cheerful" one installed in 2001 when the community took over the ownership of the Hall. The increasing demands made on kitchen facilities by hirers however means that the current facilities are no longer adequate. Replacing the units with more robust and modern ones, and incorporating proper refridgeration (but still only to allow the heating and serving of food rather than cooking), is planned in 2013/14, and is estimated to cost £15000.
Stage, Lighting and Sound:
The increasing use of the Hall to lay on professional entertainment has shown up inadequacies in the suitability of the stage (a temporary structure installed 30 years ago), lighting (lack of versatility), sound (absence of surround sound, loop system etc) and seating systems. The intent is to employ the appropriate professional to establish a firm estimate of the cost of upgrade towards then assessing how funds could be obtained for doing the work. Getting to an engineered estimate point will cost £5000, with work to complete the project another £15000. It is hoped to initiate work in 2015.
The patitioning between the small and main halls is showing signs of age and it is anticipated that it will need to be renewed or have major repair work undertaken in the next couple of years. A guesstimate of the cost is £5000.
There are a number of other projects that are envisaged in the longer term. The dressing rooms are in a poor state - upgrading them, to include shower facilities might cost £5000; whilst OK now, water ingress through the front facade of the building will require extensive repair in the furture, perhaps £20000 in total; and removal of the false ceiling in the main hall to return the building to it's original glory would cost upwards of £30000.