Bold Adventures Seeking Investment For Multi-Use Bunkhouse Project

6th February 2019

The Porters Lodge is a Grade II listed building, part of the building supposedly dating from around 1250AD.

Over the years it has been a Paupers dwelling, a place of worship, a meeting place for the Young Conservatives, a Sunday School type venue and more recently a set of changing rooms with a Communal Shower for Stocksbridge Rugby Club. The building needs some tlc and to be refurbished in order for the actual potential it holds to be fully realised and utilised. Phase 1 of the project has already taken place and BOLD Adventures invested £7000.00 in the initial occupation, cleaning out, stripping out and disposal of approximately 28 Tonnes of related materials. The property has stood as a shell since early 2016 awaiting Conservation advice, and a Planning/Change of use application to be progressed through Sheffield City Councils Planning Department. Despite a handful of objections from villagers in the Village of Bolsterstone who were concerned that increased usage and numbers would disturb Village peace and life fortunately Sheffield Planning Department have seen sense and agreed with some slight restrictions that the project to turn the building into a simple functional bunkhouse is not only feasible but encouraged. The Bunkhouse will have 2 mezzanines installed, these are to be fabricated and have the flexibility to be dismantled and stripped out at the end of any long term lease period, the first of which has been agreed upon at 25 years. The inside of the premise has had all former plaster where blown taken off so there will be a re-plaster by old traditional methods to keep within the original specifications of the build originally set. The lower / ground floor is to be mainly open plan consisting of a disabled toilet and shower, there are to remain 2 open fires which will have log burners fitted. There are to be 2 windows re-installed they will both be wide opening to aid with emergency egress from the premise. A simple but effective kitchen will be fitted with plenty of preparation areas. This will encourage group cooking and fit with groups developing rapport as well as understanding of one another. The whole of the ground floor will have a new surface, the main entry door will be getting sent off to a specialist restorer to repair and rejuvenate the old oak door. The upper levels will be open areas one accessed by either a spiral staircase or a tight turn staircase. The open areas will allow the venue to be utilised for a variety of uses. Both upstairs areas will have a toilet and shower. The Village is a small rural quaint affair with a pub and a Church. The pub has had a mixed past with many publicans only remaining for short terms of tenancy, over the last 5 years it has closed on a couple of occasions. The project aims to offer the premise to groups particularly at risk but a mixed usage and tenancy would be most appropriate and advantageous. The project aims to attract 16 investors/ groups and in turn for the small investment the reward is an excellent opportunity. Investors or Groups: We are looking to attract high net-worth individual(s), at risk groups, charities, military associations, school and or businesses. For instance a high net worth individual could buy a share and gift the weeks to whom they see as fitting and deserving? Investment: The are 16 shares, each share is sensibly and modestly priced at £5000.00. The revenue from all the shares is the equivalent of £80,000.00 which will deliver the refurb and enable the premise to have the respective soft furnishings and white goods installed. There will be a surplus of funds in relation to the Building quotes received that amount will ensure the services are re-connected and that there is capital for heating and other fuel costs. Reward: A share receives in return 3 Monday to Friday weeks per year for 5 years. Therefore each year equates to £1000.00. Each year yields the 3 weeks therefore the week equates to £333.33. The Bunkhouse can sleep 16 so the weekly amount equates to £4.16pp per day or £5.20 pp per night. This cost is unbeatable and unrivalled. The weeks will be drawn at an open meeting of the 16 shareholders, the meeting will allow them all to know one another and if any weeks afforded do not work for a particular group they have the freedom and autonomy to swap said weeks with one of the other 15 groups. Opportunity: The Village of Bolsterstone sits 11 miles NW of the City of Sheffield, the Village is pretty and quiet. It is in the vicinity of picturesque areas with opportunity and freedom to walk, cycle, run, fish, shop, relax, sightsee and take advantage of new Retail Parks and a soon to be commenced £5 Million Pounds Ski Resort. Advantages: Mental Health and Wellbeing, a chance to meet old friends and colleagues, camaraderie, an opportunity to relax and unwind, access to beautiful countryside and other interesting local venues: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The National Coal Mining Museum, The Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Magna Manufacturing Site, several Art Galleries. The Peak District National park is 30 minutes travel time away from the Bunkhouse. Outdoor activities and getting out into green spaces as well as breathing in fresh air are well evidenced to provide remarkable benefits to morale and health. Valuing your teams and people results in far higher levels of loyalty, commitment and outcomes than one could have ever expected. Investing groups are to be recognised in the press, social media and recognised for ever with a sign outside the bunkhouse. History in the making. Disadvantages: Having to eventually leave the Bunkhouse to return home or to go back to work. Your Question: How can we afford to do this, my response: How can you afford not to! Expression of Interest: No monies are required at this initial stage, an expression of interest at this stage is welcomed: info@boldadventures.co.uk.

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