HaverHub – Haverfordwest Community Regeneration & Innovation Hub scoping study
To pilot a community regeneration hub in the Old Post Office, Haverfordwest. With professional help to undergo all site surveys, drawings and specifications to project manage the renovations. To enhance the business plan, and other planning tools, and legal/organisational model. When the hub is up and running – to collate all research and learning into a shareable ‘road map’.
As a result of the pilot, further funding was secured in 2020 and, although Haverhub had to close as a venue due to covid-19 restrictions, renovations began in the autumn. There are now four renovated rooms available for hire, ranging from The Depot, with a capacity of 550 people, for large parties or gigs/performances to the smaller Bar area that accommodates up to 90 people for community/private gatherings. As renovations continue, the courtyard will become a community green space and garden and extend the public space. Access to the river will be also be created, whilst retaining the safe seclusion of the walled garden.
Haverhub reopened to the public in July 2021 with a grand opening weekend (that sold out) and started hosting music gigs and events again.
“It was a fantastic weekend of music and food. So happy that Haverhub is up and running. How lucky are we to have this fabulous venue! Thanks to all involved in getting this far!” Su Parker, 2021 "
There was a long time between applying and getting starting, which meant that we had a building by the time the offer was made and the nature of the project had changed from a research and model-writing project to the development of an actual site
Arwain Sir Benfro and the LEADER Programme concluded in December 2021 once all projects were completed and funding exhausted. There is now no dedicated support upon the completion of the LEADER Programme in Pembrokeshire. Should you have any queries, PLANED as the previous administrators, may be able to assist, or similarly for wider questions on the LEADER Programme in Wales, please contact the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO).