Toilet Refurbishment Project
Continuing Improvement Programme – Exciting News!
Jane Richardson, Cordes Hall Chairman writes:
“I am delighted to announce that the long awaited refurbishment of our toilets at Cordes Hall is about to start.
We are very excited that after lot of “fund-raising”, including generous gifts from a number of charities, and following consultations with hall users, we are going to have lovely new facilities. We are starting the work in late November, with a break for the Quince Players pantomime in January, and it will be completed by the end of April.
We will be completely stripping-out and modernising each of the four toilet areas; all will have new fittings, floor coverings, wall tiles, ceilings, lighting, decoration, etc. The Ladies toilet will have an extra cubicle, whilst the Gentleman’s toilet, adjacent to the bar, will at last have heating, hot water and a level floor!
We are also taking the opportunity to improve the bar area by installing modern central heating (replacing the very old “gas fire”) and proper hot water arrangements.
I am pleased to say that we have appointed a reputable local company, Wescott Building Services, to carry out these works, which will be phased over the coming months to ensure minimum impact on hall users”.
Rev Stephen Johnson, our Vicar and Cordes Hall Trustee, adds:
“Cordes Hall is such a special building and place in Sunninghill Village, which is being used more and more by our community. We’re very fortunate to have an amazing band of volunteers who’ve worked diligently promoting the hall, updating the building and raising funds. All of which will ensure the hall continues with a happy and healthy future”.
Mark Wescott of Wescott Building Services says:
“I am really very proud to have been selected as the contractor to undertake this exciting project. I have lots of memories of the hall over many years and look forward to bringing it up to today’s standards and making it even more enjoyable for our local community”.
To minimise disruption to those using the hall, we will be undertaking the refurbishment works in phases, to ensure facilities for both ladies, and gentlemen continue to be available at all times.
The first phase of work from late November to the end of December, will concentrate on the Ladies toilet. The adjacent PRM*/Baby changing facility will also be closed briefly for one or two days, but we will minimise the impact by avoiding any significant events. During this first construction phase, alternative Ladies toilets will be the adjacent PRM toilet (except for a couple of days) and those adjacent to the kitchen, which will be signed accordingly.
Refurbishment of the other two toilet facilities and the Baby Changing/PRM toilet will commence in late January (after the Pantomime performances) and once again, alternative toilet arrangements will be available.
Unfortunately, next year during the week or so when the Baby Changing/PRM toilet will have to be closed, we will be unable to provide appropriate alternative “baby changing” facilities, although the newly refurbished adjacent Ladies toilet will be available. However, during this period we will not be able to provide wheelchair access to a suitable toilet. Again, we will minimise the impact of this closure by avoiding any significant events and liaising with users as appropriate.
We hope these exciting improvements will not disrupt your enjoyment of the hall while you are there, but obviously we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any aspects of the project or how it may affect your use of the hall.
Cordes Hall Management Committee.
*People with Restricted Mobility