The story so far
We gained planning consent for the new building from Cornwall Council in September 2018. The design is for a landmark building on the Flushing side of the entrance to the Penryn River. The new clubhouse will provide an extended members area optimised to enjoy the view over the harbour and upstream and improved bar and kitchen facilities with a Race Office which will be located on a mezzanine floor above the seating area, with a small balcony.
Current State of Play
Since the original planning consent was achieved, the Flushing Sailing Club Building Group has been working closely with the Building Project Manager John Fox Construction and key members of the club who are professionals in this field. This phase has been about the detail:
Funds raised so far
The total cost for the construction of the new clubhouse is now predicted to be £430,000. This does not include the Architects fees for the original design which have already been paid for by the Club, nor does it include several elements of professional advice, such as structural advice and planning consultancy, which were undertaken freely by professionals who are members of the Club. Considerable volunteer time has also led to the production of the Club Development Plan and the bids to become a charity and for the Sport England grant application. To date the Club has banked or been promised some £229,100. On top of this we have an approved grant allocation of £75,000 from Sport England, have submitted a bid to the Garfield Weston fund for £50,000 and have been offered in-kind contributions of £13,500 from local companies.
Current Financial Situation
Here is the summary of the funds raised so far at 28/6/2020.
|Lloyds Bank Building Account||£|
|FSC Club contribution||55,000|
|Banked bequest and donations||59,600|
|FSC Further Contingency from Reserves||20,000|
|Sport England (approved)||75,000|
|Garfield Weston (pending)||(50,000)||In-Kind Contributions|
|Bar Fit Out||7,500||To find (as of 28/06/20)||£132,600|
The Appeal has a target of £60,000.