Background to the project
In the 1970’s the local community used a small meeting room attached to Christ Church in Ashton for meetings and social events. As we entered the 20th century the building was no longer in the condition, or the size it needed to be to cater for the Ashton community. The central location made it an ideal location to develop a community focussed building that could be used by all groups to provide services to the people who live nearby and in 2002 an independent charity was established to develop this facility.
The team, with representatives from a variety of backgrounds agreed that a modern, spacious and sustainable building should be developed. The 4C centre offers Ashton one of the very few community buildings in the country that balances environmental ethics of energy efficiency, recycling and sustainability with the needs of local groups for a welcoming, affordable space in which they can meet and work and in 2012 building started onsite with the support of our major funders Big Lottery Fund and Social Investment Business as well as funding from generous individuals and a number of trusts and donors.
With a few set backs since then, we are now ready to open our doors in summer 2021.