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Save Our Stables Grove Park

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Save Our Stables Grove Park

Sutton & District Training ltd By Sutton & District Training ltd

Restore a building in our park which will be managed jointly by SDT & the community. The project will benefit groups, individuals & businesses to use and enjoy this facility in a beautiful space.

Carshalton Delivery stage

pledged of £94,252

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Re-develop the former Police stables/workshop in the centre of a village park to its former glory. The building will be used as a learning centre and a flexible space for the local community to use and enjoy. The building has been neglected and unloved for many years and needs a complete rebuild. The plan is to repair, re-store and re-build the stables into a flexible area for use by the local residents to accommodate various community needs from arts and crafts, learning, fun, social and formal events and more.

What we'll deliver:

  • Replace the roof
  • Restore and rebuild the outer building
  • Create a flexible, useable space for all to use
  • Keeping the original features

Why it's a great idea:

As a company Sutton & District Training have been working in the London borough of Sutton, Merton and Croydon for nearly 20 years, we have worked with people from all age groups and backgrounds and understand the importance of the community spirit. This building will create an amazing focal point for the community and allow use for a range of age groups it will be for the whole community. The need for people to get together, learn, work and have fun is a very basic idea, but sometimes so hard to achieve, this is why this project is so important. In todays world with more and more properties being taken or lost from our communities due to development or costs, we must work in partnership so that we are in a position to create an adaptive, safe space in a beautiful location in the heart of two London Boroughs.

Steps to get it done:

  • New Roof fitted
  • Interior building work complete
  • Exterior building work complete
  • New shop front built
  • Interior decorated
  • Interior furniture added
  • Finishing Touches
  • Open to the community


Location Carshalton

About the space

Grove Park is a beautiful park, full of wildlife and fondly known as "squirrel park", situated in the heart of a historical village. Points of interest within the park includ;, The Leoni bridge, The Grove House, The Upper Mill and The Cascade, a small but tranquil waterfall.


London Borough of Sutton

How will the money be spent?Total £94,252

Flooring - Environmentally sourced wooden flooring - £15,000 (16%)
Shop Front - £12,780 (14%)
Walls, Partitions, Doors - £11,000 (12%)
Electrical sockets/lighting - £8,000 (8%)
Underfloor heating system - £7,000 (7%)
Heating - £5,400 (6%)
Provisional Cost - £5,000 (5%)
Toilets/Washrooms - £5,000 (5%)
Decorate to finish - £4,000 (4%)
Enabling Works - £3,600 (4%)
Other - £17,472 (19%)

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.

Flooring - Environmentally sourced wooden flooring
Shop Front
Walls, Partitions, Doors
Electrical sockets/lighting
Underfloor heating system
Provisional Cost
Decorate to finish
Enabling Works
Other Read More
  • Plumbing First Fix and sanitary wares
  • Management Costs
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Services - Phones & Internet
  • Waste Disposal
  • Drainage
  • Sundry Fixing & Fasteners
  • VAT

Total £94,252

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