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Holt Pre-School - New Eco Building

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Holt Pre-School - New Eco Building

Holt Pre-School By Holt Pre-School

Our much loved community pre-school in the village of Holt, Wiltshire is in desperate need of a new building which will benefit the community, children and have environmental benefits / biodiversity

Holt Idea stage

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Holt pre-school is in need of a new building as the current dilapidated building has reached the end of its life. The project is in Holt (Wiltshire) in a rural community and on a Primary School site ( leased). The new building will aim to be zero carbon, zero energy and a passivhaus compliant structure with inclusion of biodiversity into the grounds and the building itself all with the aim of ‘education’ about the climate and ecological emergency. The building will be a community backed project ( not for profit ) . The building will create many opportunities for the pre-school to extend opening hours, out of term clubs, community use, training and volunteering opportunities. It has strong support in the community and £155,000 has been raised so far. If the remaining £50,000 cannot be raised then the pre-school will close.

What we'll deliver:

  • A new Eco / Community Building
  • A Sedum Roof with Solar Panels
  • A new safer footpath into the school grounds
  • A new outdoor area with biodiversity
  • Security Fencing

Why it's a great idea:

This isn’t just a new building. It's a safe, sustainable space for young children to learn and develop, become an integrated part of the community and thrive. It will enable parents to go to work because without the preschool and lack of transport, it will be difficult for parents to remain in work or find another pre-school (many others are full) It’s an eco-friendly space with biodiversity to raise awareness of the climate emergency, teaching the children and community about the little changes that we can all make It will engage the community through popular pre-school events, singing at the Luncheon Club, Christmas carols, the nativity play, egg rolling, raffles, fundraising events, chances to volunteer and share experiences, wish days, village walks or a smile or wave on the way to the pre-school. It will creates jobs and opportunities for the community through work experience or volunteering, supporting Duke of Edinburgh students or those who want work experience.

Steps to get it done:

  • Construction of building (offsite)
  • Installation of building (onsite)
  • Building fit out
  • Demolition of existing building
  • Creation of outdoor area

Location Holt

About the space

Holt Pre-School


Wiltshire Council

How will the money be spent?Total £309,081

Timber Frame - £60,000 (19%)
Groundworks and Foundations - £35,182 (11%)
10% contingency - £23,036 (7%)
Windows and Doors - £21,000 (7%)
Preliminaries (skips, protection, gencing, craneage) - £20,732 (7%)
External Cladding - £17,810 (6%)
Mechanical and Plumbing - £17,505 (6%)
Drylining and Plastering - £15,368 (5%)
Roofing - £15,331 (5%)
Electrical - £14,300 (5%)
Other - £68,817 (22%)

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.

Timber Frame
Groundworks and Foundations
10% contingency
Windows and Doors
Preliminaries (skips, protection, gencing, craneage)
External Cladding
Mechanical and Plumbing
Drylining and Plastering
Other Read More
  • Cranes and Scaffolding
  • Volunteers from the School of Natura Building will assist with construction
  • Volunteers from Stonewood Construction will assist with construction and project management
  • Wood for external cladding is being donated from a community orchard
  • Design and Statutory Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • Joinery
  • Flooring
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Transaction Fees
  • External Services
  • Carpentry
  • VAT
  • Service Connections


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:

  • Enhance the outdoor space
  • Purchase a new shed
  • Purchase new play and craft resources

Total £309,081

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