Refurb 2020

Refurb 2020

Update 29th June: Work begins on our main building on Castle Hill. Pictures will be posted as we journey through this large project!

We undertake some of this work in faith, with a thanksgiving day to be held to offset the difference when we return to gathered worship.

Refurb of Castle Hill

29th June — Work begins in earnest

3rd July — End of week 1…

10th July — End of week 2

17th July — End of week 3
-The “big move out” happened.
-The General Builder and Fitting-out Contractors have completed their work with the exception of final snagging.
-The Electrician will be back next Weds and Thurs to complete the electrical work.
-We have the opportunity to get the Decorators started a few days early and they are likely to make a start no later than Monday 27th.
-The order has been placed for carpets.

26th July — End of week 4
All electrical and building work complete
Sensor lights for the car park working again
Skip now gone!

31 July — End of week 5
All painting work underway and making good progress

14th August — End of week 7
All paint work complete other than snagging. (Do look back to the first week to really appreciate the amazing difference.)
Safety checks carried out on fire alarms and emergency lights (@ Gerrard St too).
Scaffolding now up for blinds to be fitted to top windows above the balcony (first photo taken right from the top!)
Carpet removed ready for new one to be fitted w/c 24 August.

21st August — End of week 8
A week of ‘snagging’ around the project.

28th August – End of week 9
A week of ‘carpet’

4th September – End of week 10
Final snagging and all our ‘stuff’ is returned (this is crate 1 of 2!)…

18th September – End of week 12
Snagging of platform and lots of cleaning/clearing

RefuRb of Gerrard Street

The refurbishment of Gerrard Street is now complete. Lots of work on ‘hidden’ issues alongside a major repaint and improvement in lighting. The Preschool team are delighted with the work, giving the place a fresh and light feel. Praise God for his provision!

Refurb 2020: The story

As you may be aware, the fellowship has been saving over the last few years to fund a significant refurbishment of our two main buildings on Castle Hill (not Gateway) and Gerrard Street. Dave Pearce and the Property Team will be bringing their proposals of work to the January Church Meeting. Following this, we are keen that everyone is aware of the proposed plans, so these documents will be generally available for all to view in church from Sunday 26th January and via the church website.

Why are we doing this? The buildings have been a great blessing over many years but are now in need of some refurbishment to keep them in good condition, resolve some hidden problems (preventing future escalating costs) and enabling us to continue to present welcoming spaces for our worship, work and witness.

As a way of giving thanks for the blessing these buildings have been over the last 20+ years and to invest in them for the next 20, we will be holding a Gift Day. Details of this financial offering will be advertised nearer the time.

Further Details

At the end of 2019 the Church decided that 2020 would be the year to embark on a Refurbishment of both Gerrard St Hall , and the Church building.The work will include maintenance and repairs, decoration ,staging and new flooring, with a budget estimate of £86,000. On the basis of costings  and estimates to date , it is unlikely that any replacement of chairs will be possible as part of this phase of work , however , this could be considered as a stand alone project in the future.

Scope for our main church building: Click Here

Scope for Gerrard Street: Click Here