We have been lucky enough to receive funding from the Scottish Government’s Community Climate Asset Fund, The Robertson Trust, The Foyle Foundation and North Ayrshire Council’s Community Benefit Fund.

This project was enormous and saw our main hall and corridor floor joists get replaced / repaired; our main hall walls and ceiling get repaired and repainted; our entire heating system get replaced; destratification fans and heating controls get installed; the arched windows in our main hall get replaced with double glazed versions; new LED lights in the main hall and light sensors in our corridor and toilets; old electrical wiring replaced; the windows of our Training Room get repainted with new galvanised grills installed on the outside; external stonework and roof repairs completed; and new flooring in our corridor and kitchen / reception area.

The difference before and after this funding is huge as I am sure you will agree from the photos, but aside from aesthetically, we have already noticed a huge difference in the warmth of the building and these energy saving renovations will enable The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety to massively reduce our heating bills and our local carbon emissions. In fact, Resource Efficient Scotland have estimated that we will now save 52,998kWh of energy and 10.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. Now that’s impressive.