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Centenary Development Programme

Modern education inspired by tradition.

Welcome to our £200K Development Programme

Establishing New Roots

Introducing
Our AVIVA Crowdfunding

To launch the preparation phase of our Centenary Development Programme, Establishing New Roots is our crowdfunding campaign with the AVIVA Community Fund. This campaign goes live in the middle of February 2021.

Combining railways, traditions, environmental conservation and ecology into one big educational mix of fun!
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Our Project Supporters

If your business or organisation can provide us with funding and help us promote this development programme, please get in touch and let us know. Businesses who provide support to this development programme will have their organisation's logo displayed here.
Friends of the Downs
AKL
LFoW
Chris Vine

Business Sponsors

If your business or organisation can offer manpower, tools, equipment, discounts and services, please get in touch to let us know what you could offer to support us. Businesses who provide sponsorship to this development programme will have their organisation's logo displayed here.

GOAL

2025

Centenary

100th anniversary of the Downs Light Railway.

Click here to see our aims.

2025

2024

Track Work Relay

Project Phase 6 | Relay the Hoyland Down terminus in alignment with the new layout of the buildings and platforms.

2023

Buildings Fitout

Project Phase 5 | Fit-out our new indoor facilities with tools and equipment to support the teaching of indoor practical activities.

2023

2022

Building Construction

Project Phase 4 | Demolish or remove the existing buildings at Hoyland Down, and construct two new purpose built buildings.

2021

Site Preparation

Project Phase 3 | Tree felling, preliminary earth works to de-risk the building construction, grassing and tree planting.

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2021

2021

Legal Restructure

Project Phase 2 | Disolve the existing Charitable Trust and restructure under a foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

2020

Design and Planning

Project Phase 1 | Establish development programme, requirements and designs, and obtain planning consent for development.

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2020

START