The trust that operates the Admaston House Community Center recently completed a facility upgrade in the original Victorian building that is part of the community center.
The 16-month project created a more modern open-plan style of rooms and improved access to the first floor by replacing the original narrow staircase with a much wider staircase supplemented by a passenger elevator.
The first floor of the building has been adapted to remove the old multi-level appearance and all rooms are now on the same level.
The sanitary facilities have been improved and drink distribution points have been created.
Several offices as well as a mid-sized union / training room and a fitness / dance studio are now also available.
Audiovisual equipment is provided in some rooms.
The trust took over the operation of the building in 2001 and an annex was built and opened in 2010.
The annex has been popular with many user groups given the more modern facilities it incorporates, including catering kitchens.
The trust then developed plans to improve the original Victorian house to raise the standard of facilities it could provide to local communities.
The project was funded by the trust, supported by grants from several charities and civic organizations.
Trust Chairman Barry Tillotson said, âWe aim to provide the level of facilities that individuals and groups now expect.
âWe are delighted to be able to provide modern accommodations supported by additional facilities to meet the needs of individuals, groups and businesses in the area.
“We are already starting to see interest from new users.
“We are grateful for the financial support we have received from several organizations that have helped fund the renovation of the Victorian home into a facility that the trust and the local community can be proud of.”
The trust organizes an open house on Saturday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Refreshments will be available.