key points of intervention

From the survey and analysis, it became clear that there were key points of intervention and priorities for action.

The building was already very well designed in terms of ecological impact, functionality as a kindergarten and multi-functional community building. Certain design features had not yet been implemented and were still valid actions, such as solar thermal and/or pv. The limited finances of HHT meant that priorities for action had to be no or low cost with maximum input.

  • ensure hire of the building by a kindergarten:
    • preferably (as originally intended) through a kindergarten business owned by HHT to ensure continuity of care and financial security
  • increase hire of building advertise the building for hire and for events:
    • set up a website with availability for hire and calendar of events
    • advertise in local media: Hoathly Hub, Michael Hall, etc
    • advertise online as a community building: Halls for Hire, etc
    • call for new initiatives to hire the building for educational, community and children/youth activities
    • create a buzz around the building by putting on events, talks and tours and advertising in local media
  • improve ecological impact of the building – powering down and powering up:
    • change electricity suppliers
    • implement low-cost power down solutions
    • waste and water design
    • install solar thermal and pv
  • patio/garden area redesign and refurbishment:
    • make good the sand pit
    • make good paving
    • redesign vegetation with permaculture and Christopher Day’s design principles
  • redesign zones and build connections:
    • redesign zones within the building
    • consolidate and make visible existing routes to the building