Armstrong Ceilings announces winner of “New beginnings” competition!
Choosing a winner from all the entries was a a painstaking task for the three judges: Sara Rees, head of fundraising at the Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity, Armstrong’s chosen charity for 2018; Graham Taylor, Armstrong’s sales director and Sara Carter, Armstrong’s HR director.
The winner of the #eVoNewBeginnings competition was The Space Field Lane - a £480,000 project to renovate a former community centre on the Field Lane estate in Rastrick that has lain empty for seven years.
The prize is up to 250m2 of Dune eVo tiles and grid plus up to three days of free installation by a member of Armstrong’s national network of approved Omega installers.
The Space Field Lane project was entered by its architect Neil Hardacre of Pickles Architecture in Brighouse.
A group of community volunteers has been working together for several years to bring about a ‘new beginning’ to the former community centre at the heart of the Field Lane Estate in Rastrick in West Yorkshire.
The project aims to bring about activities for all generations, opportunities for socialising at the planned community café, and training and vital opportunities for the young people of the estate.
Group trustees have design plans in place to complete major refurbishment, including two big spaces which need new ceilings, lighting and so on. They were two thirds of the way towards the total funding of £480,000 required but have already had to scale back to make the project feasible.
The estimated cost for removal and replacement of the existing ceiling alone was £16,000 including VAT and fees so winning the Dune eVo ceiling would enable the group to add major value to other parts of the refurbishment, bringing back some of the other key enhancements they have had to forfeit.
The other entries included: Pilsley Church of England Primary School in Derbyshire, the 5th Boston Scout Group in Lincolnshire, Sunderland Mind, St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Gateshead, People Without Labels which occupies the oldest building in the East End of Glasgow, 1st Winlaton Scout Group in Blaydon-on-Tyne, Kingsmead school in Staffordshire, and Tiber Football Centre in Liverpool.
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