our BUILDING PROJECT
Facilities facilitate our mission. . .
At Gateway we are blessed to have two buildings, on Ashley Road and Alder Road, which are used in multiple ways to help us in our mission. For a long time it has been clear that our Alder Road site needs major redevelopment but how to best achieve this has been a complicated journey.
Beginning in 2017 we have been engaged in a comprehensive process of assessing options and developing plans. This has led to the conclusion that the most cost effective way for us to proceed is to demolish and replace the crumbling 'top hall' in the car park, and remodel and re-roof (in part) the existing building. This will provide us with a set of multi-use spaces that will serve us well for the coming decades.
The Top Hall will be replaced with a 230+ seater, purpose-built auditorium. The existing building will also be remodelled and re-roofed and will provide facilities for our children on Sundays as well as multi-function space during the week. This will give us increased space and considerably increase usability and kerb appeal of the existing building.
What happens next?
The total project cost is £1.85million, which we are covering by giving from the church and a loan of £1.2million loan from the Baptist Union. The building contractor, Spetisbury, are taking possession of the site in January and the project is due to be
completed by the end of 2022.
Doing this is going to be a real stretch for us, one which will take faith, but which we feel is realistic. As the people of God, we are called to exercise faith in his ability to supply, strengthen and meet the needs of his people as we partner with him in the ongoing establishment and growth of his kingdom purposes in the world. Surely nothing is impossible for our God!
If you would like to give to our Vision Fund, from which we are supporting the building project, the details are:
Sort Code: 20-68-79
Account Number: 63157318
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