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Video Case Study: The Pat Murphy House: from tobacconist’s to wellbeing and co-working hub

By December 12, 2020January 5th, 2021No Comments

Originally shown at our 2020 Conference – ‘Grassroots Heritage: Empowering Recovery’.

A key case study presented by the Architectural Heritage Fund with Ederney Community Development Trust, looking at their project to regenerate ‘The Pat Murphy House: from tobacconist’s to wellbeing and co-working hub’. This video has a short introduction from our conference sponsors Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers.

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ANNE MONAGHAN, Ederney Community Development Trust, NI with RITA HARKIN, Architectural Heritage Fund, Support Officer, NI

Ederney Community Development Trust (ECDT), Northern Ireland, has been working in partnership with Ederney Credit Union to restore the listed Pat Murphy House on the village Main Street. The former tea rooms and tobacconists were built around 1840 and have historically formed an important focal point for the community. The aim is to create a lively community wellbeing hub featuring co-working spaces, a coffee dock, consultation and therapy rooms as well as a health studio. This project is part of an innovative Village Catalyst pilot, funded by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities, with support from the Architectural Heritage Fund. AHF will jointly present this project with ECDT in a case study video. Ederney Community Development Trust, which also manages the historic Townhall, seeks to relieve poverty and promote the development of the community, through the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare.


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