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"Neuadd Dyfi community annexe and sustainable heating scheme"
See details of the whole scheme below
We are very nearly ready to press the Green for GO button.
The promosed elevations can be seen below.
A pdf of the propose layout can be seen by clicing here
July 10th 2010
Progress at last
The Welsh Assembly have confirmed a grant of £300,000
This with additional funding from the Aberdyfi Advertising and Improveements Committee, Peter Saunders Trust and our own funds means that the project of building an annexe on the rear of the building can start! Our Architects Catalina are preparing the plans and we hope to go out to tender in the autumn. What we will be able to achieve for funds raised so far will be dependent on what the builders submit in their bids.
For an up to date sketch plan of what we hope to build click here
Update on the Neuadd Dyfi Project May 2010
We are at an interesting stage with our Neuadd Dyfi Project. It may or may not happen depending on whether we can obtain some key matched funding
Legal and Organisational
" Full Planning permission
was obtained in the Autumn of 2008
Grants applied for have included the following
CFAP, Community Facilities
and Activities Programme Conditionally awarded £300k July 2009
Other grants have been investigated
The project consist of essentially 3 key elements. With QS calculated costs they are:-
Element one -£373,000
The total target could cost in the region of £771,000.
The rationale is that although it would be less beneficial to do so, each of these elements (or parts of them) could be developed as discrete projects depending on the availability of funding. It had been hoped that we would be successful for a full scheme but we are in a better position to at least achieve something.
The only definitely secured
grants are the £300k from CFAP and £10k from CAE
At a recent management committee meeting we prioritised the doctor's surgery at top of the list. The rationale being that it saved the loss of this facility and gave a guaranteed income of £7,250 to support all the operations of the hall. Our architects came up with a phased scheme with the surgery part and other essential ground work costs and costs of going out to tender being achieved within the available funds. Initial indications from CFAP were that this would be a possibility. However CFAP have now completely ruled it out. We have to use the £300,000 for the project as described in our application which was just for the community annexe.
So we are in a dilemma. We have shortfall of £73,000 which, if we fail to get, will mean we will lose the £300,000 and risk losing the whole project.
" We have an offer of an interest free loan of £30,000 for 5 years (possibly extendable).
We have approaached the AAI for support
" We have approached the Peter Saunders Trust for support. They have asked us to submit an application that will be considered at their meeting on the 19th of June. We cannot predict the outcome.
" We are doing other local fundraising activities and events to top up our contribution. The Rowing Club has just done the Celtic Challenge and has raised well over £1400 in sponsorship. There is a James Bond night on the 19th of June. The Dance Club are holding a Ceilidh.
" We have cash reserves of about £12,000. We cannot however commit all of this to the project as reserves are just that. Some of this however is specifically for the project.
Our hope is that we will secure enough matched funding to enable CFAP to release their funds. This will enable us to do a full design and to go out to tender. Builders locally seem very keen for work at the moment so we are optimistic that costs will come out as predicted. We have some scope to trim the spec to reduce costs if necessary but hopefully we won't need to. The tender document will be in the form of a phased project. Prospective builders will know precisely what work definitely has funding but we will avoid the necessity of going out to tender again should we be successful in achieving further funds. If Cyfenter comes up trumps in addition to the Community Annexe we might for example have sufficient to build the shell of the doctors surgery and fit it out using volunteer labour (we have had some offers from tradesmen). We are still committed to installing green energy systems but with the loss of the Low Carbon Building programme unsure how to proceed. We hope at least to include Ground Source heat pump drilling in the first phase.
The Doctors Surgery is still a vital part of the design. It will preserve this essential service for the village and produce an annual income of £7250 vital to the sustainability of the hall. However without the community annexe it is doubtful that we will attract new funding for a standalone surgery project. We have the offer of £300,000 available till 27th of July. We feel making all efforts to securing the matched funds of £73,000 is the best route towards success.
There are as always lots of variables, ifs and buts. We are though in a position to make a substantial start........................................................
we can secure the £73,000........................................
We now own our hall
The hall has been purchased for and by our community. Completion took place in late October .
Many thanks to all those individuals and community groups who very generously donated or did activities to raise the funds needed to purchase the freehold of the hall from Gwynedd Council. Gift Aid alone brought in nearly £2000. To those that donated generously in the Autumn again a big thank you. To others who would like to support the development of the hall a gift aid form can be found on www.neuadddyfi.co.uk
The Latest full designs as of 30/6/08
Planning permision granted
With a generous donation from the Aberdyfi players and AAI we now have designed a scaled down scheme is complete. Many thanks to the Peter Saunders Trust for their generous donation of £1500 towards the design fees. A planning application was submitted during the summer 2008 and it was approved in october!
Decisions are being made,
Funding oportunities are being explored,
Meetings are scheduled.
The Neuadd Dyfi Community Annexe and sustainable heating system Statement of Justification
We have acknowledged that we needed to present a significantly reduced scheme from that shown below, without losing the key elements.
In essence the community annexe is reduced to a large and very flexible space. This will be able to be divided into three smaller rooms with movable partitions. The area will be single story but foundations layout will be such that a second floor could be installed in the future
The doctors annexe is as it was planned before moved but to the east
The proposed elements are as
follows in suggested order of priority. Should funding not be available
for whole scheme the lower number will take priority
|Any assistance or ideas would be most welcome contact Des here||Click here for a pdf of the questionaire|
Left hand side of rear Neuadd Dyfi showing location of the proposed annexe. Shed to be demolished
Details of the original full scheme is presented at the bottom
Right hand side other outbuilding to be demolishedand rear lean to.
" Doctors Surgery
Why are we doing it?
What will it cost?
Can we raise this sort of money?
How can we reduce cost?
" Reduce the annexe footprint
Who would fund it anyway?
We have received approval from Big lottery fund to apply which is a significant
What chances do we have anyway?
What is the way forward?
The ND management Committee has embarked on the design and hopefully construction of improved facilities at the rear of the hall
So far we have attracted grants from
1. Galluogi Gwynedd Fund
2 Combined Churches
3. National Park community fund for heating system plan
4 Gwynedd Sustainability Grant for heating system design.
5Gwynedd Rural Fund
and our own resources.
The Gwynedd Council Regeneration officer has been incredibly helpful.
We have commisioned Lionel Curtis and Rory Wilson to come up with some ideas of what is possible. The plans have been drawn up and can be seen by clicking the links below.
Architects website is here LCRW
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Plan of ground floor of annexe
full scheme proposed Sept 07
Plan of the first floor of annexe
updated Sept 07
updated Sept 0707
This is an ambitious scheme and with all costs Vat fees etc came out at over £1million. So an challenging target has been set.See the costs plan
If you wish to have more details of where the email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
About £10k has been spent on the production of the feasibility study and full design for the building of a community annexe at the rear of the Neuadd Dyfi to incorporate:-
" a doctors surgery (linked to larger surgery in Tywyn 4 miles
away one doctor 5 mornings a week),
The Neuadd Dyfi is an existing well used community hall which was partially redeveloped six years ago. The site is close to the primary school, post office, housing association homes.
The Annexe has been designed to make best use of the land to the rear
of the hall. The existing buildings namely the old mortuary, shed and
the lean-to will demolished.
The above plans were updated after extensive consultation with users, community groups and others