05 
Jul

The Bishop of Southwark conducts Service of Dedication on Completion of major refurbishment Work

On Sunday 2nd July, the Bishop of Southwark conducted a Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving to commemorate the completion of the refurbishment work to the College Central Block East.

The works, which were completed on time and within budget,  included re-roofing a large part of the nursing wing, both chapels and the kitchens as well as adding large amounts of additional insulation, new double glazed windows and doors onto the balcony, as well as modernising the interiors.

The Chairman of the College, Sir Paul Britton, is delighted. “We have been able to finance all this work while also funding the Nursing Wing and maintaining the College finances in good shape,” he enthused. “This is the largest building project we have undertaken for decades and the building now looks marvellous.  I warmly thank all who have contributed so generously to make this possible. Congratulations to everyone who has managed and executed the project so successfully.”

The project cost over £900,000 and took 32 weeks, with practical completion agreed on 28th April 2017. It was funded by a combination of grants from individuals and Trusts, in particular the Homes and Community Agency and the Garfield Weston Foundation, with additional help from the Almshouses Association, as well as our own reserves.

To read the Bishop’s address, click here