One of our first projects was to install an electric car charging station to accommodate the future needs of those taking up the future of Electric Vehicles
We had 85 Solar Panels installed to help with our running costs and satisfy our green credentials
We installed LED lighting throughout the centre to help with our running costs and satisfy our green credentials
All of the above projects help with the NICE trustees green principles in trying to cut the carbon footprint of the centre.
Three years in the planning and on Monday 19th July 2021 at 10.00 am the first turf was cut by Depute Leader of East Ayrshire Council, Councillor Jim McMahon.
The work is being carried out by Donald Reid Builders, Catrine and will take around 5 months to complete.
The extension will double the size of the main hall and provide two wellness rooms for the use of the NHS and other organisations that wish to use them.
This has been a long time coming and the board of trustees are so grateful to the various charities that have provided funding enabling us to do this and from the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank, in no particular order:
The Robertson Trust
East Ayrshire Council
The REF Windmill Fund
The Minerals Trust
The Clothworkers Foundation.
With out YOU none of this would have been possible.
The build will take around 5 months, so keep everything crossed for Christmas. It will be the best Christmas present for us and the community in a while.
During the course of the planning and pulling together the requirements of the build from the initial planning application, the Architects Drawings and the Building Warrant being granted, many people have helped us along the way and we thank them all for their help and continued support.
Large Screen with projector installed complete with a new fully immersive sound system
New disabled friendly automatic doors and entry system
Solar PV Battery
to harness the electricity from the solar panels so that instead of putting excess into the grid we can store the power for our own use, thus radically cutting costs.
Purchase of building from East Ayrshire Council for the Community
with the aid of The Scottish Land Fund