Melvich Village Hall is over a 100 years old. Many people in our community have fond memories of things that have happened there. The community hall is in a poor physical condition and is in desperate need of modernisation to meet the needs of our local population and also help improve facilities available to visitors to the area.
A structural survey has been conducted of the hall and the associated report gave an extensive list of remedial recommendations which would need to be implemented to restore the building to an acceptable condition and level of performance. The report concluded Given the significant age of the building and the considerable extent of the defects, consideration should be given to a new-build rather than a refurbishment. The existing building footprint may not be most conducive to a modern layout and it is believed that there may be significant advantages to be gained from a new site location, including an improved internal layout and an increased set-back from the A836.
An options assessment process has been performed which assessed ten different options. The options involving a new build hall scored the highest, followed by options involving renovation. Doing nothing and closure options scored very poorly.
We believe that we will be able to deliver a new hall for the community if we have the support of the local community and funders behind us. We will need to raise money within our community to help put towards the cost.
In the coming months, MVHA plan to start progressing arrangements for knocking down the existing hall, trying to purchase additional land to increase the available footprint for the hall and starting the process of designing a new hall. We value your input to specifying the new hall and helping us raise funds for this project. We have an exciting journey ahead of us.
Any donation you make for this campaign will be put into a "Restricted Fund" held by Melvich Village Hall Association and this money will only be used for helping pay for work that progresses getting us a new hall. Please note that we are in the process of setting up "Melvich Community SCIO" and any "Restricted Funds" held by Melvich Village Hall Association will transfer across to the new SCIO for taking the project forward. Please help us make a new hall happen.