Accessibility Improvement Project

Thanks to securing over £130,000 worth of funding, our accessibility improvement project will be going ahead!

What is the project?

The main part of this project is to install a large lift to allowing access for those with mobility issues and wheelchair users, to all spaces within the venue - something which is currently not possible.

Are there any other parts to the project?

Yes. As part of the works, we will need to complete some structural work, move and install new general and accessible toilets and further works to enable better access.

Why do we need a lift?

Within the centre, we do not have a lift which serves all spaces and all floors. Neither do we have a lift which is big enough to fit an average size wheelchair in. 

How will the project be funded?

We submitted bids to grant funders for considerable amounts of money. Our local parish council has also awarded us money, and we will also use our own funds. (Please see further information below)

What will we achieve?

A new lift will allow us to offer our venue to everyone. We cannot currently offer some spaces to wheelchair users or those who cannot use stairs. A new lift would alleviate this problem.

What are the project timescales?

Once we have the complete funding in place then we will know for certain. However it is envisaged that the work will take place over the Autumn in 2019.

Projected Timeline

Summer 2018

Architect Plans Drawn and Listed Building Permission Approved

Summer/Autumn 2018

Applications submitted for funding

Summer 2019

Contractors Appointed (subject to funding)

Autumn 2019

Work commences

We have been awarded funding from numerous sources including;

The National Lottery - Community Fund

The Garfield Weston Trust

The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

Glusburn & Crosshills Parish Council

Partners & Contractors

RN Wooler
Keighley Lifts Ltd
Rural Solutions

For further information about the project, please contact Gill Birks


For further information about this project, please contact Jason Smith


Winter 2019

Work complete

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