Work Completed on Alsager Civic Refurbishment Phase II
August 9th 2017
Alsager Civic has reopened its doors to hirers and their guests following an extensive planned refurbishment.
The Civic is now set to continue to deliver great services to the community, and the improved facilities make it a venue of choice with many benefits to enjoy.
The refurbishment has included much needed upgrades to the main services of the building being a new and modern heating system, attractive double glazed UPVC windows throughout, fully refurbished kitchen with modern commercial appliances for any occasion, new insulated roof along with electrical upgrades. The main hall has also received a contemporary upgrade making it suitable for any occasion from charity coffee mornings to weddings.
An important benefit of the scheme is better thermal efficiency which will reduce energy costs and the environmental impact of running the building. The Energy Performance Rating has been improved significantly from E–109 to B–49 which is one of the main performance requirements for all elements of the scheme. Thanks to the part funding of £50,000 grant from WREN’S FCC Community Action Fund.
Councillor Shirley Jones, Chairman of the Alsager Civic and Services Committee expressed her delight with this refurbishment scheme and its outcome in serving the community. She said “this refurbishment now completes all works needed to Alsager Civic in making this local facility a venue of choice for its users and hirers alike”. She is delighted that the Civic is now looking great and back in use for the people of Alsager and of benefit to the neighbouring Towns. She says: “This vital facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it. We are extremely grateful to WREN for providing the part funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without its support.”
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager for Cheshire, says: “It’s wonderful to see something we have funded finally open and ready to make such a difference to the community in Alsager. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”