The long term security and sustainability of the centre was at risk, due to the short term nature of the lease it held on the building, due to expire in 2022.
The solution devised was to acquire ownership of its freehold, which would ensure longevity and security of tenure, enabling investment to be secured in improvements and a reduction in revenue costs as there would be no rent to pay.
With the County Council as a willing seller of the property, a capital programme has been pursued, with major contributions coming from
This total secured is sufficient to purchase the centre and undertake an important range of repairs and improvements.
All the major sources of financial and other assistance in the establishment running and development of the centre are listed on our Acknowledgement Wall
The legal process of property purchase is underway and specifications and pricing of the refurbishment work are being prepared.