Plans submitted for Guides

Kilgrimol Girlguiding Centre, St Annes

Kilgrimol Girlguiding Centre, St Annes

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Major plans to revamp a Fylde coast girlguiding centre have been submitted to planners.

The plans for the Girlguiding Kilgrimol Centre on Leach Lane, St Annes, would replace the current building with a two-storey structure including parking and landscaping.

A planning statement has been submitted to Fylde Council by architect Ben Jurin.

He said: “The existing Girlguiding Kilgrimol Centre has suffered many instances of flooding.   

“The structure is poorly insulated and has limited potential for future expansion; the costs and practicality of running this building outweigh the reasons for ensuring the security of its future.

“The aforementioned are just some examples of the driving factors behind the instigation of this design project.”

The centre, first opened in 1984, currently has a netball court, single storey centre, grassed area and car parking.

If passed, the plans would see the demolition of the existing building and include an activity room, kitchen, dining room, office and lift on the ground floor, with seven bedrooms on the second floor totalling 28 beds.

Mr Jurin added: “As the proposed development is unique to the surround buildings, the form of the building will be different from the character of the existing surrounding buildings, which predominately consist of brick, render with tiled roof and upvc fascias and fenestration.

“The development will utilise robust natural materials in modern form, and will be enhanced by complementary materials, scale and colours.

“High attention to detail and finish will extend to every aspect of the building envelope and associated landscaping.” 

The Kilgrimol Girlguides have started a series of fund-raising programmes to raise money for the new build, including a bring and buy sale on Wednesday night which raised close to £200.