A Harborough charity is hoping to renovate a former bowls pavilion into a drop in cafe incorporating a number of renewable energy sources including solar panels and a ground source heat pump.
The 1930’s structure will retain its timber appearance in the makeover, but incorporate a glass construction opening up one end of the building, in a £140,000 scheme to provide a valuable resource for the town’s young people as well as adults and other local groups.
The group have issued a call for help from tradesman and suppliers to help complete the project through an article in their local Harborough Mail (read their article here).
It’s a great example of community use of renewable energy and will hopefully give other groups around the UK with similar projects some ideas on how to make these projects sustainable in the long term – especially with so many local groups facing severe cuts to funding etc.
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