In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent the Most Merciful.
Construction Begins at Former Al Mahdi Institute Building
Dear Community Members,
I pray that you are in the best of health InshAllah.
On behalf of the Building Committee, I would like to thank the Community for their unanimous support at last Thursday’s Special General Meeting. Alhamdulillah, I am pleased to report that the construction work has begun at the former Al Mahdi Institute building on 532 Moseley Road.
For those of you were not able to attend the meeting, I have summarised below some of the main points from the meeting so that you may be kept updated on the matters that were discussed. The slides from the PowerPoint presentation are also attached.
Options we considered
The picture to the right shows the state of one of the areas of the building where water is entering the electric meters, which is quite dangerous. The building has reached the end of its current lifecycle and so the Jamaat had no option but to spend some money in order to make it fit for purpose.
After the building was vacated, we considered a number of options for how to maximise the Jamaat’s income. With the help of Muslim Dharamshi and Murtaza Master, we looked at the following options for how to use the building:
- Renting the building out to one tenant (as a flat)
- Turning it into student accommodation
- Converting it into three separate flats