A full feasibility study will enable the stakeholders to reach an important decision on the viability/risk/design/partnership and tenure of the High Street Church/High Street Homes proposal.It will make recommendations on the ratio of community space and residential space. The poorly designed 1970 Church-with an inactive frontage,poor internal space quality,negligable natural light,left-over space-fails to contribute to the vibrancy of the High Road.Indeed the frontage is an unwelcoming brick wall! Nevertheless the Church has a large congregation of over one hundred and a nursery with sixty children.Its ambition is for a more open building,active during week as well as Sundays,with a tea shop,lunch club,ESOL classes for adults,more youth activities,a modern kitchen. The feasibility study supports an innovative mixed-use approach as well as having a positive impact on the High Road architecture.A new Church with a sustainable business plan and planning consent could well be the outcome.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The Church is keen to explore its options and alternatives for a better future with a vision for a more open building,a centre for community activity throughout the week. The proposed feasibility study and scheme aim 'to shape a new development on the High Street so it successfully mixes housing with commercial and community activities. The study will bring together the enthusiasm of the congregation and its Minister, the positive match-funding of the Methodist Circuit and District and allow all stakeholders to reach a fully researched decision on the way ahead for Leyton Trinity.
Steps to get it done:
The outcome of our project could well be quality Church buildings,quality community services including the nursery and new much-needed homes. The design of the project could produce a landmark complementing the lively High Road.The Church wishes to have a well designed flexible space for its wider contribution to the local community. The Church wants to take its next steps on the High Road on the basis of a comprehensive,professional feasibility study.This study could enable a 'major opportunity for growth' through this exciting mixed use proposal
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