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-29 Jul. 2021

Willmott Dixon Interiors help the local community in Leeds


The Horsforth Shed’ project has been in development since Spring 2019, when St James’ Parish Church Council decided to repurposthe redundant Scout Hut in Horsforth to serve the local area as a community workshop to help people connect, converse and create whilst taking part in activities such as woodwork or metalwork and this weekend the project was declared open by the Head of St James’ Parish Council.  

The Community Workshops can help reduce isolation and feelings of loneliness which can lead to mental health struggles. They allow people to share skills, and provide a new sense of purpose whilst connecting with other like-minded individuals.  

Above: Before shot of the redundant Scout Hut

Above: After shot of the new ‘Horsforth Shed’ community workshop

Above: Peter Gillions, Founder of the ‘Horsforth Shed’ community workshop



Our Wellington project team, led by Stuart Dack has provided services to the project by: 

  • Aiding with the planning of the project 
  • Building a new ramp 
  • Fitting external lighting 
  • Implementing new handrails on the front entrance steps  
  • Supplying new signage 

Above: Stuart Dack, Building Manager who has been working on the ‘Horsforth Shed’ community workshop as part of our Wellington House project in Leeds.

We have also provided skips to help remove the waste, and will be white lining the car park in due course. We will also be looking to donate any leftover timber from our projects in Leeds for their use going forward. 

Below: Our team implementing the new ramp

Below: Progress images of the project

We are proud that as part of our work, Willmott Dixon Interiors are able to invest time and resources to local projects like this centred on helping people to deal with mental health challenges more easily whilst allowing them to remain independent. 


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