The Space Field Lane

The Space Field Lane eVoNewBeginnings competition entryThe Space Field Lane is a project to renovate and renew a former community centre on The Field Lane Estate in Rastrick, West Yorkshire.

You can find out more about the group on their vibrant website, and talk to them on Twitter @SpaceFieldLane.

Mary Green is a Trustee of the Space Field @ Lane Group and writes:

“Our group of community volunteers has been working together for several years now to bring about a ‘new beginning’ to the former community centre at the heart of the Field Lane Estate in Rastrick in West Yorkshire.

“The centre has been closed for seven years and the estate is desperately short of a facility of this nature where our community can come together.  Our aim is to bring about activities for all generations, opportunities for socialising at the planned community café, training and vital opportunities for the young people of the estate and much more.

“We have taken the building over from the Council and have design plans in place to complete the major refurbishment it needs, including 2 big spaces which need new ceilings, lighting etc. We are some two thirds of the way towards the total funding of £480,000 required. This is a huge amount, but we have unfortunately already had to scale back to make the project feasible. The estimated cost for removal and replacement of the existing ceiling alone is £16,000 including vat and fees. To win a Dune eVo ceiling would be an incredible boost and enable us to add major value to other parts of the refurbishment – bringing back some of the key enhancements we have needed to forfeit.

“We have achieved so much already and are just ‘ordinary’ people determined to make this happen. We have brought the building into our own hands, held consultation days and events, raised over £300,000 in grants and worked with a local project team to pull together the refurbishment plans.  Winning this competition would not only provide us with precious practical and financial help but would be such a morale boost. To have encouragement and support from a business such as Armstrong Ceiling Solutions as well as from individuals and our funders would be absolutely invaluable.

“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.”

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7 comments on "The Space Field Lane"

  1. As a fellow trustee of this project I was delighted to find we are being considered for one of your ceilings! I am responsible for website and social media, so I will be publicising this amazing opportunity to ensure it has a wide circulation and maximum coverage. Thank you very much.

  2. I’m a trustee too and passionate to see the project come to fruition. A new ceiling courtesy of Armstrongs would be such fantastic encouragement to keep going with our years of hard work … and make a real difference in helping us to finally bring the project together to benefit of our whole community and future generations too.

  3. It would benefit so many groups from babies, through teenagers to adults to the older members of the community

  4. As a trustee I am really pleased we are being considered for a wonderful Armstrong’s ceiling. I believe this project can make a really positive contribution to the Field lane community in the future.

  5. This is a great opportunity for The Space@Field Lane. A new ceiling from Armstrongs would be a massive boost towards moving this project forward. There is a real sense of excitement about what The Space@Field Lane will be able to offer to people, young and old, in the area. Having a high quality product like this as part of the planned major refurbishment would be wonderful.

  6. As a trustee too I think it’s amazing news that we are being considered for the Armstong’s ceiling. This would be a massive help to our project, which is going to have such an impact on the Field Lane community.

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