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Future Wolverton - OFFER CLOSED

What they do

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Future Wolverton are transforming a derelict building in Old Wolverton into a centre for community and educational use, which will contain three specific facilities:

  • community space for hire
  • a guest house
  • a cafe to be run as a stand-alone enterprise by students from Slated Row School


The project

Future Wolverton's current project is to rescue and refurbish the Old School, a Grade 2 listed building located in the heart of Old Wolverton. In the past the building has been a community hall but it has unfortunately been out of use for the last 10 years, leading to gradual deterioration to the fabric of the building, and giving the surrounding area a feeling of decline.

Following a four year campaign Future Wolverton secured funding to buy the property in April 2017. With the help of this share raise, Future Wolverton hope to develop the Old School to provide a focal point for the Old Wolverton community, giving long established residents a place to meet up and socialise and new residents somewhere to find out about the area and participate in community activities. The project will also preserve the heritage of the area, telling the story of Wolverton’s agricultural past, and provide an educational context for the students of Slade Row school - a local community special school.

About Future Wolverton


The origins of Future Wolverton as an organisation can be traced back over 15 years when people in Wolverton and the surrounding area were involved in establishing a 20 year vision for the development of the Town. Wolverton Steering Group was established in 2004 to act as a forum for local residents, businesses and voluntary and community organisations to meet with statutory agencies involved in the regeneration and development of Wolverton. In October 2013, the Steering Group made the decision to change from being an unincorporated organisation to being registered as a Community Benefit Society.

Future Wolverton was responsible for delivering the Wolverton Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan, which was adopted by Milton Keynes Council in September 2016, and will henceforth be used to determine all planning applications within Wolverton Town Centre.

Future Wolverton has also had success with the "Future Energy" project which led to Wolverton becoming one of the “Green Deal Communities” areas, as well as its sister organisation Wolverton Community Energy raising £187,000 through Ethex with a previous share offer to install solar PV panels on a number of industrial and community roofs in and around Wolverton, reinvesting surpluses to help relieve fuel poverty.


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