The GuruTeg Bahadur Gurdwara has occupied the former Lenton Church School building since the late 1970s. The old school was built in the 1840s to the designs of Derby architect Henry Isaac Stevens and forms a group with the Church of HolyTrinity,Vicarage and Schoolmaster’s House.The old school was Listed Grade II in 1995 at a time when it was in a poor condition and in need of extensive repairs after a century of gradual decay.
The congregation decided to grasp the nettle and launch a fundraising project to restore and redevelop the building to provide a secure home for the foreseeable future.
Peter Rogan assisted in securing an initial £25k project planning grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help develop ideas, and then obtaining a £190k grant towards a £250k external restoration project, the balance of funding coming from an impressive internal fundraising campaign from within the congregation.
As well as overseeing the restoration project of re-roofing, masonry repairs and drainage renewal, Peter Rogan helped in obtaining consents for internal re-ordering that include a new first floor that takes advantage of the space within the hammerbeam roof that had been hidden for nearly 40 years behind a suspended ceiling.