London Buddhist Vihara Proposed New Extension

Dear Devotee/Supporter,

Appeal for Funds
Proposed New Extension

We are pleased to inform you that the London Buddhist Vihara (LBV) has been granted Planning Approval for a much-needed Building Extension for the execution of the following works.

The proposed building project will include a new first floor extension with 4 bedrooms for resident and visiting monks and ground floor works including relocation of the kitchen, seating area for visitors, additional storage space, relocation of the gents toilet and the ladies toilet, improving the disabled toilet, installing new heating and ventilation systems with the replacement of the existing oil fired boiler and improving the main hall and the sermon hall. The relevant information and the building plans are displayed in the main hall and on the LBV website.

The estimated cost is £1 million.

After a competitive tendering process the Contractor was selected and the contract agreement was signed on 10 December 2019. The work will commence on 20 January 2020 and it is planned to complete the works by end of August 2020.

In order to complete this important project successfully within the planned construction period, the Vihara needs additional funding in the region of €250,000, to the Vihara funds currently allocated for this project.

Therefore, we are respectfully making this appeal requesting your generous support and assistance in bridging the above financial requirement. Your kind donations are most welcome in fulfilling this objective for the successful completion of the project within cost and time.

If you wish to make a donation, please make it payable to the following account.

Payee: London Buddhist Vihara Building Fund
LBV Building Fund

Bank: NatWest
A/c No: 33928452

Sort Code: 56-00-31

Your donation will be gratefully received and acknowledged with a receipt.

You are also able to make any donations to the major items and sections of work, a schedule of which is attached to this letter.

During the construction period there may be disruptions to the Vihara activities, but we are making every effort to minimise such disruptions in carrying out the regular services and activities at the Vihara.

Thanking you in advance for your support.

With Metta

The Head Monk and the Vihara Management Committee



Above images show proposed external plans and elevations. Below images show 3D proposed interior designs.


Existing Building
• New ventilation system for the Shrine Room, Sermon Hall and Main Hall
• Replace existing oil-fired boiler with new heating system
• New roof light – Main Hall
• Existing kitchen to be moved to the back of the building where the en-suite room and bathroom are – converting to a new fitted kitchen
• Existing kitchen to be made a sitting area with large windows
• Provide two double doors openings in the wall between the existing kitchen and the Main Hall
• Provide two large acoustic folding door openings in the wall between the Main Hall and the Sermon Hall
• Existing ladies’ toilet to be moved to the current gents toilet and the gents’ toilet to be moved to the existing ladies’ toilet in the first floor
• Existing disabled toilet to be refurbished with additional space
• Existing three small rooms behind the Sermon Hall to be removed and made two rooms for storage
• Existing bedroom at the back to be converted to an accessible bedroom

New Building – First Floor Extention
• One en-suite bedroom
• Three bedrooms with separate bathroom facilities
• One storage room

All necessary mechanical, electrical, fire and drainage services


Supporters may wish to undertake the cost of any of the items listed below

REF	ITEM/SECTION	                                  COST (£)    Qty Reqd		
	General Items				
1	Acoustic Folding  Door 3.0 wide x 3.0m high	 3,300.00 	1		
2	Acoustic Folding  Door 4.0 wide x 3.0m high	 4,200.00 	1		
3	Roof Lantern	                              4,500.00 	1                                		
4	Sink - Double Bowl Aluminium - in Kitchen	 2,600.00 	1		
5	Sanitory Fittings			
        WC including finings	                        240.00      11		
5.2	Wash Hand Basins (Individual)	          825.00       6		
5.3	Wash Hand Basins (Counter)	                990.00       3		
5.4	Shower Unit (electrical)	                   525.00 	1		
5.5	Shower Tray (Corner Units) 	                   550.00 	2		
5.6	Urinals	                                 600.00 	3		
6	Toilet Finishes							
6.1	GF Accessible Wet Room				
6.1.1	Floor Tiles	                                   600.00 			
6.1.2	Wall Tiles	                                   200.00 			
6.1.3	Accessible fittings 	                         1,400.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 2,200.00 			
6.2	GF Disable WC	  			
6.2.1	Floor Tiles	                                   320.00 			
6.2.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,300.00 			
6.1.3	Accessible fittings 	                           700.00 			
	TOTAL COST	"                                2,320.00 			
6.3	GF Ladies Toilet	  			
6.3.1	Floor Tiles	                                 1,300.00 			
6.3.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,620.00 			
6.3.3	Proprietary toilet partitions and doors	   1,100.00 			
6.3.4	Mirror 2. m x 900 mm high	                   300.00 			
6.3.5	Painting	"                                1,100.00 			
	TOTAL COST	"                                5,720.00 			
6.4	FF Gents Toilet	  			
6.4.1	Floor Tiles	                                 1,400.00 			
6.4.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,650.00 			
6.4.3	Proprietary toilet partitions and doors	    1,100.00 			
6.4.4	Mirror 2. m x 900 mm high	                   300.00 			
6.4.5	Painting	"                                2,100.00 			
	TOTAL COST	"                                6,550.00 			
6.5	FF Bathroom 1	  			
6.5.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.5.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,620.00 			
6.5.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.5.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.5.5	Painting	                                 1,100.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,620.00 			
6.6	FF Bathroom 2	 			
6.6.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.6.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,400.00 			
6.6.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.6.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.5.5	Painting	                                 1,400.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,700.00 			
6.7	FF Bathroom 3	  			
6.7.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.7.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,400.00 			
6.7.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.7.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.7.5	Painting	                                 1,400.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,700.00 			
6.8	FF Bathroom 4	  			
6.8.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.8.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,600.00 			
6.8.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.8.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.8.5	Painting	                                 1,000.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,500.00 			
6.9	FF Bathroom 5	  			
6 9.1	Floor Tiles	                                   500.00 			
6.9.2	Wall Tiles	                                 1,300.00 			
6.9.3	Shower Screen	                                 1,200.00 			
6.9.4	Mirrored cabinet with shaver point 	         1,200.00 			
6.9.5	Painting	                                 1,000.00 			
	TOTAL COST	                                 5,200.00