The long awaited Rockgelly project is nearer completion and the organisers are seeking the views of Lochgelly residents through a quick survey with a chance to win £40 worth of Argos shopping vouchers.

The Rockgelly project has been busy refurbishing the former St Andrews Church, aiming to transform the empty and derelict building into a Fife-wide Regional Indoor Climbing and Bouldering Centre.

Mr Duff speaking on behalf of the Rockgelly team says;

“Plans are in place for a community organisation to transform the old St. Andrew’s Church into an indoor climbing centre with family friendly café and soft play, but they need to know how often people in Lochgelly might use it.”

The project has been led by Rockgelly (a Social Enterprise) working with a variety of partners including Fife Historic Building Trust and Fife Council. Contractual work has been awarded to ECD Architects and John Smart & Son with the first phase of the project costing £736k to repair the church and make the building suitable for bouldering walls.

A planning application submitted 6th October 2017 to erect a rear extension to form a climbing centre was recently permitted (with conditions) on the 1st November 2018. This will see the start of phase two of the project which will allow an extension to the church to create and accommodate competition-level events which is expected to attract visitors from across Scotland. The developers initially hoped that the project will be completed late 2018/early 2019.

The team at Rockgelly are keen to gather local views and have launched a survey with a prize draw of a £40 gift voucher for Argos, Mr Duff continues;

“Someone in Lochgelly will win £40 in Argos Vouchers by completing this very short survey. Go, on, fill it in. There’s only 6 short questions, and Christmas is coming.”

The winner of the prize draw will be announced on the 3rd of December 2018.

To take part in the survey, please visit:

Rockgelly Proposal: 17_03195_FULL-08A_-_DESIGN_AND_ACCESS_STATEMENT-2145138

Planning Application:

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