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Living Space- Community on Parsons Green

Funded on Spacehive 10 July 2018

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Living Space- Community on Parsons Green

Living Space- Community on Parsons Green

St Dionis Living Space By St Dionis Living Space

Living Space wants to renovate and enhance St Dionis, the church on Parsons Green, to create more accessible community space within. We would like support specifically around the new kitchen pod.

Hammersmith and Fulham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 10 Jul 2018!

There is currently no community centre in or around Parsons Green. The Living Space project intends to fix this. We will create more space within St Dionis (the church on Parsons Green) to be able to welcome more members of the local community. The improved facilities will help local associations and residents, and improve the life of those on Parsons Green and the surrounding area. We know there’s a clear need for it. The project is led by the church with the help of a group of local businesses, schools and residents. Some of the work has already been completed and our next phase will see improved facilities including a kitchen, beautiful new meeting spaces, plus a new entrance which faces the Green and tells everyone that we are open! Our aim is to create more accessible space so people can meet each other, learn, teach; develop new skills We are specifically asking for help with a new kitchen pod, as we know it will change the functionality of the space.

What we'll deliver:

  • More space within St Dionis church
  • Creation of a kitchen pod with a flexible room above
  • New state of the art kitchen facilities
  • Enhanced practicality and accessibly of the building

Why it's a great idea:

As there is no community centre less than one mile away, it is difficult for local people to find a place to meet, teach, start their business, pray or even have a hot meal. We want to create a new "Living Space" within Parsons Green for the community to use. By renovating and enhancing St Dionis church,we will be able to create a new entrance, add new accessible facilities, new meeting rooms, a mezzanine and a new fully functioning kitchen. Creating an accessible kitchen is a key element of the renovation project. The church has 350 members in the congregation, hosts tens of local community groups and schools, but space is limited and the kitchen is a real let down for everyone. We spoke with local charities, schools, and passers by and we know they would benefit from more space to meet, have a hot tea or a hot meal. The project is led by the church with the help of local schools, nurseries, GPs and businesses of Parsons Green. We want it to benefit as many people as possible.

Steps to get it done:

  • Get a tender approved and appoint a builder for the kitchen pod
  • Build the kitchen pod
  • Choose a kitchen fit to answer the needs from the community
  • Fit the kitchen and finalise the space
  • First group using the space ! yay!

We need support with the kitchen pod. It will transform the space, and bring way more potential for the food bank, weddings, culinary classes etc... We want to create a kitchen pod with a catering kitchen and professional culinary equipment. This is the big item we really need help with! On top of the kitchen pod will also be a flexible room, which could be used for local people to meet or lead business meetings, have coffee...There's nothing like this around. We currently have no hob, no oven, just a microwave and kettles. We have created a Friends of Living Space local group, with members of the local business community, and we have our local MP interested in the project. Many local schools and shops are already fundraising for us. We have received planning permission from the Council, we have Faculty from the Diocese, we have architects plans and we are ready to go to tender. We are pretty much set, we just need additional funding so we can start building in October 2018.

Location Hammersmith and Fulham

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

How will the money be spent?Total £81,097

Creating a superstructure - £26,350 (32%)
Main contractor's preliminaries - £15,000 (18%)
Allowance for inflation and additional expenses - £10,000 (12%)
Fitting, furnishing and equipment - £7,500 (9%)
Services (sanitary, ventilation...) - £7,200 (9%)
Design development and contingency - £6,000 (7%)
Overheads - £2,000 (2%)
Internal finishes - £1,910 (2%)
Demolition and Alteration - £1,040 (1%)
Other - £4,097 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Creating a superstructure
Main contractor's preliminaries
Allowance for inflation and additional expenses
Fitting, furnishing and equipment
Services (sanitary, ventilation...)
Design development and contingency
Internal finishes
Demolition and Alteration
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £81,097

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