Friday, 21 January 2011

Donations and New Build

New Build 

For the last 3+ years the Board have been tenaciously working towards securing planning permission for a new building to replace the existing bungalow. It has been a process during which the emotions of hope and disappointment seemed for long periods to be very finely balanced.

Such a testing process was in many ways understandable, given our unique site which has Scheduled Ancient Monument status. The design therefore needed to be highly sensitive to the site, while also achieving our desired specifications. Much negotiation was required with the National Park Authorities and English Heritage.

Everybody associated with The Priory was therefore thrilled that Planning Permission was eventually granted in 2010.

In summary the building will incorporate on the Ground Floor – 4 x ensuite double guest rooms, Common Room, Changing Room, Kit storage areas, Staff kitchen and lounge. Whilst the First Floor will consist of 4 x ensuite rooms for instructors.

With costs provisionally projected to exceed £800,000, the financial challenge is daunting, and is certainly not being underestimated.

Hopes are high that we shall be able to convert the design into reality, and thereby ensure that The Priory can continue to educate and support our numerous young visitors for many years to come.
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