The project is managed by a group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly for a number of years to get the building erected and available for the benefit of the local community. Due to a lack of funds this extensive 600 square metre single storey building remains incomplete.
Mike explained that he was in the process of approaching over 100 local businesses as well as local community organisations and the local community in general to harvest the support necessary to help finish the building in order to provide an extensive range of facilities for the local community.
The building is Eco friendly and carbon neutral. Its construction is an example of how technology and building materials merge and create ecological resources that have a low impact upon the environment, utilise and blend in with it. It has a Wild Meadow Green Roof which replaced the ecological footprint that normally has to be removed when a building is constructed.
The walls were built using lime hemp; it has Photovoltaic (PV) Panels running over the entire length of the roof as well as ventilated stacks on the roof which help regulate the temperature by circulating cool or hot air.
The 4C logo for the project was designed by local school children.
Mike reports he and the management team are passionate about completing this eco-friendly building which will provide a much needed resource for the whole community.
“Erecting any structure will likely adversely impact on the ecology in that area; this construction is an example of how this doesn’t have to be the case. We want to get this building completed to provide an extensive hub for the local community in an eco friendly environment, something which Ashton can be proud of and used by many generations to come”
It is intended, when the building is complete and ready for use, to consult the local community on what facilities/services they would like the building to cater for such as youth clubs, pre-school clubs, coffee mornings, luncheon clubs, brownies, mums and tots clubs, senior citizens luncheon clubs or any activity which provides a service to the local community.
The building can also provide facilities for businesses such as meeting and training rooms and conferences.
Mike is looking for volunteers to finish the project such as tradesmen, local businesses and members of the local community; the project offers something for everyone.
If you can give a helping hand to complete this impressive building for the benefit of the whole Community or if you wish to give your views on uses for the building, contact;
Mike MacCafferty TEL: 0161 343 1261 - 07813 689473