A TRANSFORMATION of The Satellite Centre’s upstairs hall has been made possible thanks to £18,000 from Oldham Council’s Local Improvement Fund.
The space is used by groups and organisations for events and meetings and is ready for a much-needed facelift.
Trustee and architectural designer Amy Hamilton of AH Design is co-ordinating the project.
She said: “This refurbishment will significantly enhance The Satellite Centre’s upstairs area.
“Our aim is to improve the ambience for social events and meetings by replacing the old flooring, adding new soft furnishing to create more social spaces and installing window film on all the glazing to help stop solar glare.”
The plans state: “The current floor is old and worn lino which has worn so significantly that it has been repaired in numerous areas with duct tape.
“The current furniture is old, worn and in a state of disrepair. There is a significant lack of furniture for the requirements of the centre.”
If everything goes to plan, there will be an opportunity for people to view the refurbishments at an Open Day on Sunday, October 4.
“Since we reopened in September 2016, we’ve been encouraged by the amount of people using the building,” said trustee chair Mike Rooke.
“This project will enable us to further develop our community centre as a friendly, supportive and welcoming place for local people.”
Welcoming the news of the investment, Cllr Jamie Curley, chair of Saddleworth Parish Council, commented: “It is a really important investment in the community and will benefit many people for years to come.”