Neighbourhood CIL has contributed to this major project, which has included improving access with a new lift, staircase and ramp and WCs, as well as replacing the slate roof and restoring the Nave ceiling.
The Changing Lives capital and community project set out to:
- Remove this iconic Grade 1-listed building from the ‘At Risk Register’ with a new welsh slate roof
- Upgrade community spaces in the Crypt, to ensure vital work can continue to expand
- Deliver a creative heritage-based learning programme of inspiring new community education projects, drawing from the 900-year history of Marylebone and its residents
- Encourage the active participation of over 240 volunteers, apprentices, local school and university students - helping them gain valuable employment-enhancing skills
- Help more people in need to benefit from access to mental health service, the St Marylebone HCC, its subsidised psychotherapy and counselling center
- Expand the events offering to improve the lives of people living with dementia, loneliness, visual impairment, poverty and bereavement in Central London
The Changing Lives project has delivered an innovative interpretation programme celebrating the history and culture of St Marylebone, through exhibitions, lectures, guided walks, workshops and the provision of educational materials, engaging young learners, teachers, students of social history and heritage, tourists, the general public and the local community.