Building for the Future
FAQs

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact the team
building@dundonald.org

Top FAQs

What other plans for the future were considered (i.e. selling the Factory and buying a new site, finding a church that is currently not being used)?

Does using a property developer to build the flats mean they will make millions out of our redevelopment project?

Why are we building flats, wont it be cheaper to just build a big church?

What happens if construction costs rise?

When does the Church need the money?

Can we afford the mortgage?

Is giving a developer profit appropriate when so many of us have given so sacrificially to fund the project?

Are there limits in the planning permission that will affect our use of the building?

Can an owner/tenant of a flat restrict what we do in Church?

Building Design

How will we ensure noise pollution between church and the flats is mitigated?

What other plans for the future were considered (ie. selling the Factory and buying a new site, finding a church that is currently not being used)?

Will we still call the building "The Factory"?

Does using a property developer to build Building Design the flats mean they will make millions out of our re-development project?

What happens if there are delays in completing the building?

Will the main hall have windows in the roof like we have at the moment? And if so, will people be able to look down into the Church?

Will staff be living in the flats?

Will there be a climbing wall?

Does the planning consent restrict the use of the building in the future?

Will there be a project manager?

Do we really have to have flats in the new Building Design building?

Costs/Finance

Why are we building flats, won't it be cheaper to just build a big church?

What happens if construction costs rise?

Why does the Church need to sell any Costs/Finance properties when it is still renting other ones for staff?

What happens if the actual sales prices of the flats is less than expected?

When does the Church need the money?

Do I get my money back if the project doesn't go ahead?

Can we afford the mortgage?

Is giving a developer profit appropriate when so many of us have given so sacrificially to fund the project?

Will the new building cost more to run on a day to day basis?

If I move away from the area will I be able to get my giving back?

Who will buy the new flats?

Kids & Youth

Is the kids and youth space growing as much as the main hall?

Will there be a climbing wall?

Will the Church be selling the freehold of the Factory?

What happens if the building contractor goes bust?

Will owners/tenants of the flats be able to complain about any noise coming from the Church?

Are there limits in the planning permission that will affect our use of the building?

How long will the leases of the flats be for?

Does BftF mean that the Church can't be redeveloped in the future?

How will we avoid having 'difficult' tenants who make life hard for us as a church (e.g. noise pollution, anti-social behaviour etc)?

Can an owner/tenant of a flat restrict what we do in Church?

Relocation

What is the plan for Sunday services during the build?

Have the costs of the "time out of the building" been properly estimated?

Will we recombine morning services?

Schedule

When can we realistically plan to be back in the building?

Social Engagement

Will the Café be open to the public?

Will people be able to get married in the Church?

What are we doing during the build to ensure the project doesn't become a local nuisance?

How will the new building serve the local community?

Will the building be able to be used for other "community" uses during the week?

Travel & Transport

What is the plan for parking?

Vision

Can I get involved practically?

What is wrong with the Factory - I can't see us growing fast enough to fill a new one?

How do we know BftF is what God wants us to do?

Could the giving be used better in other ministries (church planting)?

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact the team
building@dundonald.org

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