Building a New Future
The world has changed since our Temple was opened in 1981, and so has the way we make use of our buildings.
We have always been focussed on providing the best facilities we can for our devotees. Over the years, we have refurbished and altered our buildings, so that we can meet the developing needs of our community. In recent years we have recognised that the key to providing for future generations of visitors and devotees is to adopt a more strategic approach to how we make use of our Temple.
In 2013 we started working with a leading Architectural Practice, who are assisting us with creating a new building master plan. This vision will enable us to deliver a high quality environment that is both responsive to, and flexible enough for, our current and future needs.
At the same time, we engaged the services of a Temple Architect from South India, who worked with us to re-design the main worship spaces. .
On 25 January 2015, through the generosity of the devotees that have supported the temple, we opened our newly refurbished main worship space. Although works will continue until summer 2015, the main temple has been completely transformed, and the works have included:
- Reconstructing our shrines in a traditional architectural style, which is reflective of our Hindu heritage and culture
New plumbing, heating, cooling and ventilation systems
New electrical and lighting systems
Upgrading thermal insulation
New acoustic insulation
New underground drainage
The future Phases of our proposals aim to provide an improved, high quality building that will be able to accommodate our wide range of religious and community activities, by providing greater flexibility in the use of our space. This will be supplemented by an integrated landscaping strategy that will provide an attractive and inviting setting for the building.
Central to these proposals are the creation of an environment that is high quality and inclusive, and welcoming to other likeminded organisations that also serve the community.
There are many ways that you can help to create a legacy of Hindu faith and education for our future generations living here in the UK.
If you would like to sponsor a part of the Moolasthanam (main shrine) or another part of the project, please contact us using the contact form on this website to register your interest and we will forward you further information. We will always provide you with a written receipt for any donations. Please rest assured that 100% of the monies donated will be used to pay for the building project.