By Olivia Russell
Holmfirth Tech is urgently pledging for £250,000 to buy the former Holmfirth Adult Education Centre and renovate the building.
The money appealed for would provide the much-needed funds for repairs and upgrades of the building to maximise its services and secure its future.
Volunteers behind Holmfirth Tech have now agreed on an extension to their lease with owners, Kirklees College pending purchase.
The centre hosts music and art classes as well as private meetings with small businesses that rent office space.
Renovation plans for the building will house the Rock School, with facilities for music lessons and rehearsals. Whilst also housing a multi-function studio.
Former Adult Education Centre student, Victoria Taylor said, “It would be a shame to see the building go into decline, it has served as an integral part of the community for years”.
The first floor will be multi-purpose and will have rooms for co-workers, offices and workshops.
The ground floor will host meetings, classes, events exhibitions and more.
Chris Little, one of the founding directors of The Tech said: “The last 18 months have shown the need for The Tech and has seen wonderful support from its users.
“Around 400 people a week come through its doors and the variety of classes and activities on offer are amazing. Now we urgently need to raise £250,000 from local people and businesses to secure The Tech’s future”.
For more information visit: www.holmfirthtech.co.uk