Space Field Lane recently received the donation of a new ceiling from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, as a result of its new #eVoNewBeginnings competition, for the renovation of a former community centre in Rastrick.
The Space Field Lane project was entered by its architect Neil Hardacre of Pickles Architecture in Brighouse. Having been closed for seven years, the estate was in need of a facility to bring the community together.
The competition saw Armstrong supply 250m2 of Dune eVo tiles and grid plus up to three days of free installation by a member of Armstrong’s national network of approved Omega installers for the renovation of the empty Space Field Lane community centre.
Group trustees have taken the building over from the council and have design plans in place to complete major refurbishment, including two big spaces which need new ceilings, lighting and so on. They were two thirds of the way towards the total funding of £480,000 required but have already had to scale back to make the project feasible.
The estimated cost for removal and replacement of the existing ceiling alone was £16,000 including VAT and fees so winning the Dune eVo ceiling would enable the group to add major value to other parts of the refurbishment, bringing back some of the other key enhancements they have had to forfeit.
Entry trustee Mary Green says: “Our project truly is a ‘new beginning’ for local residents, the estate and wider community who have come together to support the building becoming ‘The Space @ Field Lane- Our Space, Our Place” – a vibrant community hub. We really hope that a Dune eVo Armstrong ceiling will become an invaluable part of it.”
Among other entries were: Pilsley Church of England Primary School in Derbyshire, the 5th Boston Scout Group in Lincolnshire, Sunderland Mind, St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Gateshead, People Without Labels which occupies the oldest building in the East End of Glasgow, 1st Winlaton Scout Group in Blaydon-on-Tyne, Kingsmead school in Staffordshire, and Tiber Football Centre in Liverpool.
Sara Rees, member of the judging panel and head of fundraising at the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity comments: “We were really impressed with the quality of the applications, so the judging process required some significant consideration and deliberation. The panel discussed each case in turn, assessing them against several measures including the context of the new ceiling, the impact on the local community, and the long-term legacy of the project. A big thank you to everyone who applied – they were all very deserving entries.”
You can find out more on the Armstrong Ceilings website.
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Uxbridge UB8 1QQ
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