Final Phase of Development
The Open Door opened in May 2017 and the Trustees now wish to complete the redevelopment of the former Victorian primary school.
Specifically, the Trustees wish to support the compassion ministries of Christ Church, Barnet (CCB). To achieve this, the Trustees propose to insert a new first floor and extend the ground floor of the existing building at a total estimated cost of £700,000.
The compassion ministries will be located in four areas of the new first floor by creating:
a bigger and more appropriate area for CCB’s existing food bank above the café
an area above the coffee bar where one-to-one advice and support can be provided to individuals
a meeting room above the John Taylor Room for community hire, church use and use also as a winter night shelter, building on CCB’s existing provision in this area
a reception/referral area above the kitchen with space for showers, toilets, a washing machine and demonstration kitchen
The planned extension to the ground floor reflects the remarkable success of the first two years of the Centre. As a result, more space is required in the kitchen for food preparation and cooking.
The Trustees wish to build on the achievements the Centre has made thus far, to expand and transform work already being done by CCB and to do so in a way which restores dignity and self-confidence to vulnerable members of our community.
Please take a look at the plans below and if you have any queries or comments then do get in touch. We would love to hear from you!