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Burren Community Association

SUMMARY

Name: Burren Community Association
Location: Warrenpoint
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 148,969.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : SOAR
Duration: 20 months
Telephone: 028 41753585

PROJECT SUMMARY

Burren Community Association was awarded grant aid to undertake an extension to St. Marys Hall, Burren.

BACKGROUND

Burren Community Association applied to SOAR for part funding toward the upgrade and renovation of St Mary’s Hall, Burren. Burren Community Association was formally formed 1992 but has been in operation since 1985. It currently has a committee of 24 local people of which 10 make up the office bearers. At time of application, Burren Community Association felt they are unable to facilitate the needs of the community. Due to the number groups using the building at peak times, they felt they did not have room available for new groups wishing to avail of room space.

ACTIVITIES

Items funded:

All Construction works associated with extension and alterations:

  • With an internal stairway and lift to access first floor storage room. 
  • Construction of storage room on ground floor
  • Redesign first floor storage room into function room once stairway completed.
  • Building new foyer/reception – which will provide provision for internal staircase and lift to provide internal access to first floor, which is not current available. 
  • Upgrade existing electrics and installation associated with extension and internal alterations St Mary’s hall, which was original built in 1912, is today looking attractive, vibrant, and modern in the heart of the County Down Village following major refurbishment works part funded by SOAR.

BENEFITS

To create income of £22,425.15 in year 2 by increasing usage rates and improve existing facilities to accommodate existing and new users groups.

LESSONS

The hall which was originally built in 1912, is today looking attractive, vibrant, and modern in the heart of the County Down Village following major refurbishment works to install a new lift, create a new storeroom and build a new reception and foyer area.