Our newest community project: The Appleby Hub

The Hub has been up and running for almost a year now, with a community cafe, a second hand book shop, and space to hire.

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The Appleby Hub

Since October 2015 we have had the privilege of taking care of a wonderful community building, renamed the Appleby Hub. Following a period of extensive renovation and repair after the floods in December 2015, we launched the Hub in May 2016.

Today the Hub is used by a great variety of community groups and classes. Our flexible spaces make it an ideal venue for dance and fitness classes, art groups, meetings and events, youth groups, and countless more. The climbing wall is back in action too, with open climbing sessions coming in February and March. Our weekly timetable is available on the Appleby Hub facebook page, and on our notice board on the front of the building.

Nestled in amongst the Rotary second hand book shop, the Hub Cafe is becoming increasingly popular and we’ve had some fantastic feedback from our visitors. The cafe serves up homemade artisan wholefoods which we are really proud of. At the moment the cafe is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 3pm.

Room Hire at the Hub

As well as social spaces, we also offer studios for long term lease. These are available at a rate of £2500 per year and include wi-fi, and all utilities. Each studio is light and bright, providing an ideal space for a small local business to utilise. Hot desking space is also available - call in for a look around! If you would like any details on any of our rooms, contact us on 017683 51640, or applebyhub@oakleatrust.co.uk.

The Main Hall

The main hall is ideal for parties and events, with a capacity of 100. It cost £14 per hour to hire the main hall. If you would like to discuss a possible booking with us, we’d love to hear from you.

The Bennett Room

The Bennett Room has a maximum capacity of 40 and is one of our favourites! Hiring this room includes use of the projector and screen, refreshment facilities, and tables and chairs, all for £14 per hour. The Bennett Room is situated on the first floor but has lift access.

Studio Space

If you’re looking for a smaller space, we have three light and airy studio spaces available for long and short term hire. The potential uses for these lovely rooms really are endless. If you’re a fledgling business, a seasoned freelancer, or an artist who’s outgrown their current space, get in touch to come and view our newly created spaces.

For more details on any aspect of the Hub, you can contact us on 017683 51640, email us on applebyhub@oakleatrust.co.uk, or check out our facebook page at facebook.com/ApplebyHub.

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HEAD OFFICE
Oaklea Trust
48 Stramongate
Kendal LA9 4BD

Telephone. 01539 735 025
Email. enquiries@oakleatrust.co.uk

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