Sennen Cove Recreation Centre

Sennen Cove Recreation Centre

Lead Organisation: Sennen Cove Recreation Centre

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: Community Capacity Fund

SPF awarded: £21,000.00

Location: Sennen

The site of the Sennen Cove Recreation Centre, managed by a voluntary committee, was gifted to the community in 1923 by a local reverend and has served the Sennen community ever since, although the original wooden building is long gone. Unfortunately, the condition of the post war building is not ideal, as it is plagued by cold, dampness, and mould issues, making it no longer suitable for community use. Nevertheless, the building holds great potential as the sole community run facility in Sennen Cove and the only waterside community building in Sennen Parish.

To address these issues, the proposed renovation plans for the building will aim to create separate areas for wet and dry activities, dry training facilities, community fitness equipment, a functional kitchen area, secure storage for surfboards & lifesaving equipment, showers, rainwater-fed toilets, and explore energy-efficient options like solar panels and heat pumps.

The renovation would enable the building to accommodate more community groups, with interest shown by the local RNLI for dry training, the community surf club for first aid & theory training, and events for RLSS Drowning Prevention Week.

With the support of a grant from the Community Capacity programme, Sennen Cove Recreation Centre has been able to kickstart the initial phase of the renovation. The grant has funded feasibility studies, including surveys for ground conditions, mining, asbestos, and ecology. An architect has been engaged to develop plans up to Riba Stage 3, along with a structural engineer, building control expert, and Quantity Surveyor.

The design options were provided to the community at a CCF funded open day with the most popular option being to replace the current single storey building with a 2 storey new build. Once planning permission is obtained plans will be further developed and funding applications for the construction stage will be submitted to make the project a reality, resulting in a building that truly serves the community.

 

Website: www.sennensurfclub.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sennensurfclub/

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