Building Plymouth -DIY SOS Launched for Shekinah Mission

Plans to give a new lease of life to an empty community centre have reached a major milestone with a property swap between Plymouth City Council and Shekinah.

Under the deal, the Shekinah building in Bath St will be transferred to the council while Stonehouse Creek Community Centre will be owned by Shekinah.

It means that work can now get underway to transform the building which has been empty for a number of years

Charity Shekinah – which celebrates its 30th year this year – hopes to create a new form of community centre that will bring the ‘system’ to those who need it, in one place.

Shekinah are proposing a range of services under one roof, including

• Skills training

• Health promotion

• Education

• Employment services

• Housing advice

• Medical support including an outreach GP service and a practice nurse

• Mental health support

• Counselling

• Learning exchange

Building Plymouth project sponsor Obedair are the principal contractor for the project and today John Hamblin CEO of Shekinah Mission and Carl Heslop Managing Director at Obedair presented to the Building Plymouth project sponsors meeting ensuring support from the group to help bring the project to life through pro bono works and materials.
This will be a great example of the construction community working together via Building Plymouth to support this incredible charity.