dOSH is seeking YOUR responses to 3 potential ways in which the Old School Hall could be developed.
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These options are all based on realistic scenarios and real approaches we've had from potential owners, tenants and users of the space, so at this stage each of the options could be considered financially viable (of course we will be proving that later, when we have the final proposal in place!).
The whole point of dOSH, and the reason it came about, is to tap in to the massive groundswell of local support there is for the building and the local interest is its future. So at this point we really need to know what you think and why.
Please take a look at the three options presented here, and then follow this link to take our survey. The survey itself should only take about 6 minutes, but this information you give us will be incredibly helpful in making sure we understand what people want to see happen, and why. When you've completed the survey, you'll get to see how other people have responded too...
The first idea, "OPTION A", is for a Food Hub building.
This would be dedicated to food production and learning about food. It would include a bakery, cafe and a large hall for education and events. Several small food businesses would be based in the building. There would be a strong association with the Windmill, making this a national destination as well as a local centre. Income would be generated by the food businesses paying rent, and by the hire of the hall for events.
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The second idea, "OPTION B", is for an education or day centre.
A secure part of the building will offer education or day support for people with disabilities, excluded school pupils, or maybe a nursery. There will be small teaching rooms and a larger hall used for the education/day centre during the day. During evenings and weekends the school hall can be booked for events. The rest of the building will be taken up by a large cafe and a bakery.
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The third idea, "OPTION C", is for a Local Business Hub building.
A charitable business would own the Hall and sublet part of it to a bakery/cafe. Part of the cafe area will be designed so that community meetings and small events can be held there. The rest of the building is offices for the company, which also offers 'co-working' or shared desk space, use of meeting rooms and other facilities to local groups and charities.