The Redfield Foundation held a grand opening of the newly refurbished Centre in the new classroom and function room in Winslow on Wednesday 18th September. The event was a chance to take a look at the new facilities and find out more about the Foundation, Redfield Housing Co-op and the sustainable ethos that has driven this project.
The opening event was attended by local businesses and organisations and included Winslow Mayor Lew Monger as well as an array of local businesses, employers and eco-minded individuals.
The new classroom has been converted from an old wood store and built with ecological materials including lime plaster and wood-mesh insulation. The finished 60sqm hall with exposed beams is heated by a renewable wood-pellet boiler system and is available for hire for groups and workshops.
The Redfield Educational Foundation will put any profits back into improving its facilities and services. The Foundation is based at Redfield in Winslow, an old manor house with 17 acres of farmland, woods and gardens which has been run as a housing co-operative for the past 35 years.
The project has been funded by the LEADER fund which is supported by DEFRA and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.