Workhouse Project are very happy to be hosting a Fundraiser to help the “restoration of the most imposing and challenging part of the Workhouse building: the Master’s House.”
Workhouse Project will be hosting some of the finest local DJ’s playing a host of Beats & Treats from House & Techno to Breaks, old Skool & Drum n Bass, all to be confirmed very soon so watch this space..
All proceeds from ticket sales & the Bar will go towards the rebuilding of The Octagon.
Below is what the trustees of Y Dolydd(The Workhouse) are looking to complete.
“After a successful year in 2016 which saw many exciting events and the opening of the new Workhouse History Centre the Llanfyllin Dolydd Building Preservation Trust is taking on the restoration of the most imposing and challenging part of the Workhouse building: the Master’s House.
This is the main hub of the historic building: the central octagon. It dominates all four courtyards, rising an extra storey, and houses Y Dolydd’s café-bar, The Master’s Kitchen, on the ground floor. Sadly the roof is in poor condition, with many leaks; the chimneys and stonework need repair and the heart of the building is under threat. The work is urgent and a start needs to be made this year.
The Trust will take the opportunity to replace the modern lantern, added in the sixties, with a replica of the handsome original cupola. In the second phase it plans to make internal improvements and install modern services along with a new entrance and toilets and a lift to meet equal opportunities requirements. All the ground floor rooms are already in use as workshops, studios or public spaces; the restoration of the Master’s House will open up the first floor for development and finally give access to the impressive second floor room with its views of the courtyards and surrounding countryside.
The Trust is forming an Appeal Team to take the project forward, and members will be busy applying for grants, organising fund raising events and seeking individual donations. This is a major project and the later phases could take several years to complete. Two years ago we were quoted £37,000 for the roof repairs and our first target will be £40,000. The project is challenging, but the outcome will be a sound building which can continue to serve the local and wider community.”