Estuary builds Nancy Potter House for all the community
Work is underway to build a Community Hub in Topsham. When Nancy Potter House opens to the public in summer 2018, it will include a Café, contemporary Library, Exercise Room, Day Room, Treatment Rooms, Wet Rooms, Laundry, Meeting Rooms and a free to use cash machine. All areas will be fully wheelchair accessible.
The Nancy Potter House development will provide 800 square metres of community space to be used by an estimated 4,000 people from parts of Exeter and East Devon each year.
The hub will be known as Nancy Potter House, in recognition of the benefactor of a local trust whose generous support made this important development a reality.
Nearly £2 million was raised from local donors and national funders including a major grant worth £778,100 from the Big Lottery Fund, made possible by National Lottery funding, and grants from the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Bradbury Foundation.
A community project
Hundreds of local people helped shape plans for the hub. In 2014, local people said they wanted to see “a range of activities for all the community under one roof”. This became Estuary’s vision for the new facility.
Nancy Potter House will be home to a wide range of health and social care services, educational and social activities, and volunteering opportunities for all the community. Assisted transport will be available to make it easier for people with limited mobility to access the site.
The Estuary team is talking to a range of local groups and individuals about how they can make use of the facility when it opens in 2018. If you or your organisation would like to be part of the Nancy Potter House development, please contact the team today by calling 01392 879009.
Download your copy of the Nancy Potter House brochure with detailed plans for the hub. Brochure spread print_final
Chief Executive, Rachel Gilpin says:
“We look forward to opening Nancy Potter House to the public next summer. We are already working with others in the community to ensure a wide range of services and fun activities for all the community are on offer at Nancy Potter House.
“I would encourage anyone who is interested in using this new community space to get in touch now as room bookings are filling up fast.”