Jewish Care reveals £22million Redbridge redevelopment plans
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Jewish Care reveals £22million Redbridge redevelopment plans

The charity is looking to raise £4million from donors, with work expected to to begin in 2018

Stephen is the Jewish News' Foreign Editor

  • An artisit's impression of Redbridge Jewish Care's internal auditorium
    An artisit's impression of Redbridge Jewish Care's internal auditorium
  • An artisit's impression of Redbridge Jewish Care's dining room
    An artisit's impression of Redbridge Jewish Care's dining room
  • An artisit's impression of Redbridge Jewish Care's  new building
    An artisit's impression of Redbridge Jewish Care's new building
  • An artisit's impression of Redbridge Jewish Care's  new building
    An artisit's impression of Redbridge Jewish Care's new building
  • The new proposed site's layout
    The new proposed site's layout

Jewish Care has finally revealed its £22 million plans for the redevelopment of Redbridge Jewish Community Centre at Sinclair House, with dozens of new one-and two-bed flats soon to be considered by the borough.

The planning application, to be submitted next month, will ask for dozens of independent living apartments alongside the synagogue, a sports hall and a connecting auditorium capable of seating 600 people.

The apartments, which would be available to rent at market rate, are not designed for those who require intensive round-the-clock care, but would be suited for older independent people with limited support needs, bosses say.

Jewish Care plans to borrow £14 million of the £22 million needed, and to ask donors for £4 million. The organisation has already raised £2 million, and plans to raise another £2 million through the sale of land.

Building work is not expected to begin until 2018 at the earliest, and the charity is still exploring whether to relocate its services out of the centre when work starts, or opt for a phased programme instead, meaning that services could still be delivered on-site, albeit on a smaller scale.

A Jewish Care spokeswoman said: “We will be submitting a planning application next month. We hope to secure planning by the end of this year. Only once we have secured planning can we work on fundraising and detailed plans for this project.”

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...

Engaging

Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.

Celebrating

There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.

Pioneering

In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.

Campaigning

Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more:
comments