Our building project

Due to growth in early 2018 we decided that we wanted to extend to the front of our existing building The Rock Hub. The main thrust behind this was to better serve our community. You can see what this could look like by comparing the 'present' and 'proposed' pictures below. You can also scroll down to see some questions and answers about this project.

Present

Hover over the red and white dots on the 'proposed' picture to reveal what we have in store for our extension to the front of The Hub!

Proposed

Community Coffee Shop

One of the most exciting opportunities the new build gives us is to run a coffee shop. The extended lounge with glass frontage opening up to a small patio area is ideal for this. This also gives us the opportunity to extend our existing services - Rock-a-Bye-Babies, Little Rockets and Kidz Klub.

Creche

Adjoining the newly extended lounge, will be a designated crèche area for toddlers and pre-schoolers to entertain themselves whilst parents/carers are using the lounge facility. This area will be divided from the lounge by a glass wall in order to reduce sound but keep maximum visibility.

Defibrillator

With 60,000 cardiac arrests happening each year in the UK and half of those occurring outside of a hospital environment, you can start to see the importance of having a publicly accessible life saving device like this in Edwalton. Especially as the nearest one is out at Lady Bay Bridge - a fifteen minute drive there and back which may be the difference between life and death. 

Food Bank

Last year the foodbank network distributed over 1.3million three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, a 13% increase on the previous year. 484,026 of these went to children. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

Upper Lounge

Up in the roof we plan to convert the loft space into a multi-purpose ‘lounge’ area that can be used for general meetings, small groups and a congregational point for young people. It also gives us much needed breakout space for The Rock's youth group to meet on a Sunday morning.

Storage

The loft space also provides us with the opportunity for much needed storage at The Hub. It’s not the most exciting part of the project but is essential for the smooth running of
various activities.

  • Community Coffee Shop

    One of the most exciting opportunities the new build gives us is to run a coffee shop. The extended lounge with glass frontage opening up to a small patio area is ideal for this. This also gives us the opportunity to extend our existing services - Rock-a-Bye-Babies, Little Rockets and Kidz Klub.

  • Creche

    Adjoining the newly extended lounge, will be a designated crèche area for toddlers and pre-schoolers to entertain themselves whilst parents/carers are using the lounge facility. This area will be divided from the lounge by a glass wall in order to reduce sound but keep maximum visibility.

  • Defibrillator

    With 60,000 cardiac arrests happening each year in the UK and half of those occurring outside of a hospital environment, you can start to see the importance of having a publicly accessible life saving device like this in Edwalton. Especially as the nearest one is out at Lady Bay Bridge - a fifteen minute drive there and back which may be the difference between life and death. 

  • Food Bank

    Last year the foodbank network distributed over 1.3million three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, a 13% increase on the previous year. 484,026 of these went to children. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

  • Upper Lounge

    Up in the roof we plan to convert the loft space into a multi-purpose ‘lounge’ area that can be used for general meetings, small groups and a congregational point for young people. It also gives us much needed breakout space for The Rock's youth group to meet on a Sunday morning.

  • Storage

    The loft space also provides us with the opportunity for much needed storage at The Hub. It’s not the most exciting part of the project but is essential for the smooth running of
    various activities.

Questions & Answers (updated November 2018)

Have all the relevant permissions been granted for this work?

Planning permission is currently underway. 

Can I see plans?

Yes. Just scroll down the page a little further.

How long will it take to build?

For the full plan, builders estimate 4-5 months.

Will there be any disruption to existing activities taking place at The Hub?

There will be a lot of activity to the front of the building, therefore the likelihood of accessing the building here is low, but we will confirm. We will probably keep the pre-school running and relocate our Sunday Services. We will conform the plan in due course.

When will building work start?

We would like to start as soon as possible as we have hit capacity already in some of our activities and are ready to start new ones, but it’s all dependant on how quickly we can raise funds. Assuming all applications are approved, funding could take anything from 6 months to 2 years.

Where is the money coming from?

To date, The Rock Church has designated £30,000 of reserves towards the project, the congregation have also raised/pledged another £30,000. In addition, we have hired a fund-raiser to help us find suitable grants. Finally, we are looking for people in our community to take ownership and give towards the project if they are able.

What happens if targets are not reached?

All giving will go in to a restricted fund assigned to our community work, so even if we can’t start as soon as we want, all monies will remain designated. Another scenario is that we build the ground floor first, then follow on with the roof space when more funds become available.

Who can I speak to if I have any other questions?

Feel free to drop in at The Hub anytime the office is open, call/text us on 07913 426051 or get in touch by completing our contact form.

Financing the build

Click here to see how we are planning to fund the building of the extension and how you can get involved.

Site Plans (submitted for approval)

Ground Floor

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First Floor

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Full Site Plan

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Contact Details

The Rock Hub
13-15 Wellin Lane
Edwalton
Notts NG12 4AS
Tel/Text: 07913 426051

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