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Grundy Discovery Centre

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Grundy Discovery Centre

Grundy Discovery Centre

Friends of Highfield Road Park By Friends of Highfield Road Park

We - the Friends of Highfield Road Park - have been fundraising to transform an old Pavillion building into a Community site that can be used by the everyone when visiting the park.

Blackpool Idea stage

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Cuthbert Grundy the Parks benefactor back in 1915 was a keen botanist and I am sure he would approve of the original pavillion being used for such studies by local groups. This building could also be used for the storage of sports and gardening equipment. The community are also keen to have a refreshment area on the park and this building would also be able to be used for such a purpose if we could get utilities installed in the building. This would include such groups as the local nursery who regularly visit the park with their young ones, Brownies & Guides and Cub Scouts who could use the center as a base for outdoor activities.

What we'll deliver:

  • Make sure the building is safe and secure.
  • Refurbish the whole of the inside of the building.
  • Re-point all the brickwork to stop any damp entering the building.
  • Overhaul the building and install a new picnic area outside.
  • Install new doors and windows.
  • Restore the roof to be water tight! Install new gutters.

Why it's a great idea:

It's a great idea because visitors to our park keep asking us when we will do something about the paviollion building and also asking us if we could provide a Cafe/area for refreshments.

Steps to get it done:

  • Ask local contractors to help us with the restroration of the outside of the building
  • Seek help from the local Princes Trust group to overhaul the inside of the building.


Location Blackpool

About the space

Park located between Highfield Road and St Martins Road


Blackpool Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £22,805

Roof - £8,198 (36%)
Door - £3,000 (13%)
New Combination door & security roller x 2 - £3,000 (13%)
Windows - £2,765 (12%)
Internal refurbishment - £1,500 (7%)
Plaster Skimming for Grafitti wall - £1,000 (4%)
Pointing - £500 (2%)
Internal doors - £500 (2%)
Timber post - £157 (1%)
Other - £2,185 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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New Combination door & security roller x 2
Internal refurbishment
Plaster Skimming for Grafitti wall
Internal doors
Timber post
Other Read More
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £22,805

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