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The St Pauls Learning and Family Centre is in the heart of St Pauls.
- A public library with books, DVDs etc for all ages and tastes.
- WiFi access and PCs available for use in library.
- Two large art studios with facilities and equipment for pottery, stained glass, printing and sewing.
- Darkroom facilities for both colour and black and white photography available for individual bookings.
- Sound-proofed music room with vocal booth and recording facilities.
You can either:
- Book and pay online. If you haven't used the online system before you will need to register first.
- or print and complete the course enrolment form (pdf, 58 KB)(opens new window)
We have a range of rooms available for hire:
- Small and large meeting/teaching rooms
- Darkroom offering traditional photographic printing
- Accessible teaching kitchen with height-adjustable worktops
- Art rooms
- Music studio
- Creche (for hire only there are no child care facilities at the Centre)
For more information and for conditions of use, see our room booking policy (pdf, 44 KB)(opens new window)
The Expression of Interest Phase for the Community Asset Transfer of the St Pauls Learning and Family Centre has finished.
We offered organisations the opportunity to express their interest in taking on the management and lease of this facility.
Organisations needed to demonstrate that the facility would continue to benefit the local community.
The Ethical Property Company (EPC) was selected to advance to the business planning phase of the Community Asset Transfer.
The Ethical Property Company were chosen because of their:
- significant experience of managing large and complex community buildings
- financial management capability
- support for working with the community and others to deliver the community requirements for the centre
- offer to build capacity to transfer centre management expertise to the community or community organisations.
A number of smaller organisations expressed an interest in playing a role in the centre. EPC will contact them to see if they can work together.
What happens next?
We have asked the EPC to submit a formal business plan. This business plan will need include cash flow forecasts, and projected space utilisation rates.
During the business planning period the EPC will agree a vision for the centre with interested parties.
Once the business plan has been submitted, we will conduct an assessment before making a recommendation to the Strategic Director of Resources, or Cabinet if the lease request is for longer than 35 years or the asset transfer is deemed a key decision.
During the Community Asset Transfer process the centre will remain open as usual and the activities that take place there will continue.
It remains our aim that the asset transfer will be completed between September 2014 and March 2015.
Contact Information for the St Pauls Learning and Family Centre Expression of Interest
Kurt James, Project Manager
Phone: 0117 903 6825