Following the upgrading of our Oak Community Centre and the great transformation of the Acorn meeting room, and the air conditioning of the Worship space, we’re thinking about how we can improve the appearance and access to our worship space, the Oak centre and our other meeting rooms. Project Welcome is up and running.
Our Project Vision is that this project will create:
- a welcoming new entrance to all the BUC facilities with an enhanced appearance from Mt Barker Road,
- a more convenient connection between the church, Acorn and the Oak zones,
- a more flexible worship space and
- improved disabled access from the car park and road.
We have a Project Team of Phil, Margarete, Marcus & John to help guide the project along. Contact Phil Megaw (0417 874 114) or any of the other members if you would like to discuss the project or you have queries.
Plans have been drawn up and we are currently seeking approvals from the Adelaide Hills Council for our design. A new staircase and disabled access ramp will lead to a new glass fronted lobby which will link all the key spaces. The worship space will be refurbished into a multipurpose space. We are also investigating whether any grants are available to help us fulfil our goal. We’ve built a model to demonstrate our ideas and prompt further discussion.
We’ve also been considering how else we might use the worship space right through the week and a separate team is implementing this – a Music and Arts venue – see the website pages for the upcoming events.
Let any member of the Project Team or Church Council know your ideas and comments as this is a great opportunity to make the Bridgewater Uniting Church a great witness in the community.