from the Gurdwara Sahib Ji and interest free loans given by the members, which were then repaid back earlier than anticipated using the &10 monthly Bhaiji which is due to end in November 2007.
A hug than you to the Sadh Sangat, on behalf of the board of the building and the Parbandak Committee for all their support in the past and continued support in the future.
A special mention to the vision and Sewa which is the voluntary work by: Amar Singh Egan, Chief Architect, Santokh Singh Sound, Structural Engineer, Kuldip Singh Sera, Mechanical Engineer.
Between the three they have taken our ideas and created them into a realistic visualization that we can see around the Gurdwara and on the images on this site. With an amazing spirit these gentlemen have tirelessly worked without charge or question for the Sikh communities.
Now the people that have the task of building this Gurdwara: Peter Brennam, Project Manager, Neil Clare, NEMAC Fabrications, who have met all our challenging, demands and there have been a lot, to deliver within our financial budget. The challenge has started for them to ensure the building is completed to our high expectations and times scales.
Also, thanks to Manchester City Council and Trafford Borough Council.
For Supporting the Project and advising our team to ensure there were not obstacles in the approval of the plans and permission to proceed on schedule.
The major work started on the 15th of August which coincides with India’s Day of Independence, to laying the first foundations and we’d like to invite them to assist us from now until the building is complete, in advising and discussing future deliverable projects from our new premises.
The total cost for the site purchase, building works and technical assistance is £2 million; we have purchased the site for &320,000 and have secured expertise in kind equaling £22,000. The major building work has been estimated at £1.3 million and Sri Guru Govind Singh Gurdwara has a current reserve of £400,000 which we set aside for the capital building cost. Additionally we have begun raising funds towards cost for building work via grant applications and fundraising however we current have a shortfall amount of £900,000.
All Donations and Sewa can be made directly to the Gurdwara Sahib Ji or via our secure online PayPal account