About The Tech
The Tech is a charitable Community Benefit Society and its constitution states that it shall have the purpose of ensuring the preservation of The Holmfirth Technical Institute (Est. 1894) to further, in today’s context, its original founders’ ideals of providing education for children and adults and supporting the prosperity of the area.
Specifically, the Society shall seek to:
Plans for the building
We have been using the building for community and enterprise since June 2018 and have learnt alot about how it works. We are also learning alot about local people's interests and demands. This has helped us think about how the space will work best - now and in the longer term so we can meet our financial objectives.
These are very simple - run the business so it is viable and financially secure. Any profit will be reinvested in the building to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. The overarching principles for refurbishing the building will be to keep its historic characteristics intact whenever possible and flexibility.
Refurbishment on essential tasks will start as soon as the ownership of the building is finalised and then will be dependent on the availability of funds.
More detail will be available once the refurbishment in underway.