Brighten Boundary Community Launderette

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Brighten Boundary Community Launderette

Brighten Boundary Community Launderette

The Boundary Estate Community Launderette By The Boundary Estate Community Launderette

We want to replace launderette machinery and redecorate the premises ahead of our 30th anniversary, plus install interpretation boards telling the history of the historic Boundary Estate.

Tower Hamlets Idea stage

This project is preparing for fundraising. Click Like to show your support, or Follow for updates on this project's journey.

We're fundraising to redecorate our award-winning community launderette, purchase new machinery and design and install interpretation boards telling the history of the Boundary Estate. We were set up as a not-for-profit community enterprise in 1989 and opened in September 1992. 28 years on we've become an integral part of the Boundary Estate community offering a good value and much-needed service to the neighbourhood. By improving the premises, updating machinery and creating a 'mini museum' we'll improve the experience of our customers and staff, and offer an accessible way of sharing history as we head towards our 30th anniversary and look forward to the future.

What we'll deliver:

  • A brighter and more welcoming space
  • More ecologically efficient and quieter washing machines
  • The history of the Boundary Estate, the UK's first fully-planned council estate.

Why it's a great idea:

We've been open and operating since 1992 as a result of community consultation since when we've become an essential community service and are widely seen as a much-loved community hub. Despite the veneer of wealth associated with area it is, by many indices, the poorest ward in the country and the Boundary Estate is made up of over 66% council tenancies with the majority of the residents relying upon affordable and accessible services such as that provided by the launderette. Whilst investment in new machines, redecoration and the provision of a history of the estate will bring physical and material improvements to the launderette and benefit the customers and staff it will also reflect the pride we have in our community and a commitment to the future.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchasing new washing machines
  • Working with Tower Hamlets local history library
  • Designing local history boards
  • Installation of new machines
  • Installation of history boards
  • Refurbishment of the premises

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

Custom Location

Council

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Post a Comment

How will the money be spent?Total £19,477

New washing machine (x2) - £7,500 (39%)
Staffing costs - £7,500 (39%)
Redecoration - £2,350 (12%)
History boards - £250 (1%)
Other - £1,877 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

39%
New washing machine (x2)
£7,500
39%
Staffing costs
£7,500
12%
Redecoration
£2,350
1%
History boards
£250
10%
Other Read More
£1,877
  • Spacehive fees
    £880
  • Transaction Fees
    £821
  • VAT
    £176

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Purchase more machinery
  • Replace the manual door shutter with an electric one
  • Restore historic glazing to the building

Total £19,477

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

Offer something