Fielden Hall, which is managed by the Fielden Centre Association as a thriving community venue, was gifted to Calder Valley CLT in 2015 to protect its future as a community asset. Now the houses that bookend the hall have come up for sale together with their associated land
The CVCLT is raising funds to bring the whole site into community ownership with three aims in mind
- Purchase of the houses will secure two properties at affordable rents for the long term.
- Community ownership of the land will protect the future of a thriving community centre through preventing unsympathetic private development on the land surrounding it
- Safeguarding the heritage of the pioneering educator and philanthropist, Sarah Fielden, who built Fielden Hall for use as a school in 1871.
Beyond these aims, community ownership of the whole plot of land brings us possibility. We will secure for the community a beautiful and historic building, protect a community future for Fielden Hall itself and maybe better connect the Hall to Centre Vale Park.
The houses are currently tenanted and CVCLT intends to retain the current tenancies at Affordable Rents and ensure that the properties are retained in community ownership and available at Affordable Rents in the long term. The properties are in good condition, the entire set of buildings having been fully renovated between 1996 and 2006.