Totnes Community Development Society has been awarded a £2,576,400 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore the Brunel Building. New facilities will also be added to make it a vibrant space for community enterprise, events and local services. The renovation has been designed by the community of Totnes as part of the Atmos Totnes process, and the extensive redevelopment of the old 8-acre Dairy Crest site.
Totnes Community Development Society has been busy across the three community sites recently: The Mansion, Elmhist Building and Atmos Totnes. Here is a brief update on what is going on.
During the period in the run up to the election the Directors of Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) and as Sole Trustee of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation (known as the Mansion), would like to make it clear that we work on behalf of the community of Totnes as a whole, across the political spectrum.
TCDS does not endorse and does not support any political party. TCDS does not have any allegiances with any political party. We invite everyone to get involved with the processes facilitated by TCDS, whatever their political position.
Mansion Open day: 36 Fore Street, Totnes
Saturday 12th October 2019 | 10am – 1pm
The open day is an opportunity for you to see inside the Mansion. Existing Mansion users have been invited to showcase the services and activities they offer, including some taster session.
Members of Totnes Community Development Society, the community organisation that runs the Mansion, will also be available to discuss how the building works. They will run tours of the building and will be sharing opportunities for volunteering and the site wide renovation plans.
Directors are pleased to invite TCDS Members to the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Totnes Community Development Society.
Alongside its wider activities, over the past few years the Totnes Community Development Society has been developing detailed plans for redevelopment and refurbishment of a range of buildings, including the Mansion in the centre of Totnes and the Brunel Building as part of the Atmos Totnes site next to the railway.
If you would like to talk to staff and Directors of Totnes Community Development Society about the work it does, and see the plans for the Mansion and the Brunel Building, then we will be running two open house events on the times/dates below. Further dates will be provided across the summer.
The King Edward VI College Site Foundation (the charity, known as the Mansion) in Totnes is pleased to announce that expressions of interest are being invited from organisations interested in renting space in the Mansion (36 Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RP).
Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) is inviting appropriately experienced and qualified contractors to tender for the Atmos Totnes Brunel Building refurbishment & extensions with new build Energy Centre.
This afternoon two portaloos that were in place ready for the Golden Iris Easter Monday fun day were deliberately set alight. In turn, the toilets set fire to the Elmhirst building which caused damage internally and externally including to the roof and electrics. We are really sorry not to be enjoying young musical talents tomorrow at Elmhirst as a result, and the opening of the building will have to be postponed.
Part of the programme in preparation for commencement of development includes putting in place the strategy for protecting various species of wildlife currently on the site. Between now until the middle of May our ecologists will be undertaking some of the earliest stages of this work in green spaces across the site. This period will be focused on relocating reptiles from the Atmos Totnes site to another location in Totnes prior to demolition and construction on site. This will involve clearing of foliage so that the animals can be spotted and appropriately collected by our trained ecologists….