WyeCRAG

PROPOSALS

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Wye College Centre: A Cultural & Community Asset


The oldest buildings of Wye College date back to the 15th century, and are located at the heart of the village, opposite College Green. The buildings are Grade I listed and are nationally recognised to be of historic importance and architectural significance.

The buildings include a cloistered quadrangle, the Old Hall, Parlour, Chapel, Solar, Wheel Room, Latin School, and a Jacobean staircase with carved statues.

WyeCRAG’s proposals are to regenerate these buildings as a Cultural & Community Centre. This would:

  • Provide Year round Public access.
  • Provide Group Value as the buildings will be in a single ownership.
  • The Buildings and Staircase would be used, not just looked at.
  • Provide a Museum of Wye.
  • Attract tourism
  • Provide meeting and archive space for local clubs and societies.
  • Provide facilities for a North Downs Study Centre.
  • Provide facilities for Masterclasses.
  • Provide space for enhanced Library facilities.
  • Boost Local economy and employment.
  • These facilities would complement new courtyard housing with valuable facilities on their doorstep.
  • Supply a cash surplus to ensure the future maintenance of the Grade I/II* buildings which would otherwise depend on college residents paying higher service charges.

Most importantly, the proposals are in synergy with the Wye Neighbourhood Plan adopted in 2016 and have unwavering support from the village community and college alumni. Over 6000 have signed a petition in support of this initiative.

WyeCrag Business Plan


Our latest business plan has all the information you need and is available to view in your browser by clicking the image.

The Business Plan demonstrates clearly that there is a plausible, financially sustainable alternative for the Grade I/II* listed buildings which will be for the benefit of everybody and provides optimum viable use.

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WYE COLLEGE REGENERATION GROUP
Saving Wye’s heritage for future generations

WyeCRAG CIC Admin
1 Upper Bridge Street
Wye
Ashford
Kent
TN25 5AF
UK

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