Capel Appeal

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Capel Appeal

Capel Appeal

Cornelly & District Development Trust By Cornelly & District Development Trust

Taking Capel Y Pil, a Grade 2* Listed chapel, the oldest building in our area, and turning it into something useable in an innovative way that will ensure its future

North Cornelly Idea stage

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We have taken a 25 year lease on the property and plan to conserve the main body of the chapel while creating a venue for weddings, funerals and other family and community events, but redeveloping the vestry/schoolroom to the side, and using it as a "shared workspace" and Youth Enterprise Centre.

This means that the building, built in 1876, will be given a new lease of life which is what the community want, yet it will have a purpose that meets the needs of future generations. It will offer serviced desk space for rent to homeworkers, self employed, entrepreneurs and youth business start ups at minimal cost and on easy in/out terms to encourage employment within the area.

We have many volunteers who are willing to take part in the project, and we have an architect who has given us some support pro-bono so far, but will soon have to charge us when the project goes for listed planning consent.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install desks and chairs
  • Install new kitchen
  • Install underfloor heating
  • Renew the roof
  • Set up a telephone system
  • Add specific lighting
  • Build an extension to replace the several ramshackle outbuildings
  • Dry-line and replaster
  • Install a lift between two floors
  • Rewire

Why it's a great idea:

It breathes new life into a historical building that has been at the heart of the community for almost 150 years. many adults in the village have memories of weddings, funerals, nursery school, Sunday school, and Christmas concerts that they attended there.

It will offer a space where local young people can be supported to create their own small businesses, alongside already established home businesses and entrepreneurs.

It is a new future for such a well loved building, using it in a new and innovative way that will secure it for the next 150 years.

Steps to get it done:

  • A project manager will take control of the new build given the sensitivity of the building
  • Local businesses will be employed to provide products and services for the renovation
  • The project will be marketed well in advance of the opening in order to ensure occupancy.
  • Volunteers will do as much of the work as possible - i.e. clearance and stripping back

Location North Cornelly

About the space



Bridgend County Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £247,181

External Walls - £70,000 (28%)
Roof - £59,000 (24%)
Demolitions & Alterations - £24,000 (10%)
Substructures Existing Ground Slab - £19,000 (8%)
Services & Drainage - £17,000 (7%)
Lift Installation - £15,000 (6%)
Porch/Lobby - £11,000 (4%)
Specialist Works - £5,000 (2%)
Painting & Decorating - £3,500 (1%)
Other - £23,681 (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.

External Walls
Demolitions & Alterations
Substructures Existing Ground Slab
Services & Drainage
Lift Installation
Specialist Works
Painting & Decorating
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £247,181

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