Extension Update

Extension Updates

29 March 2021

With your generosity and donation the building works are progressing significantly well MashAllah, despite delayed approval from Building Conrol Officers due to Covid 19 backlogs.

First floor fully competed ready for prayers. Top floor is also completed. Ground floor upper hall completed and wadu facilities will be ready soon.

Rear extension roof now completed and lower hall getting ready soon but waiting for conservation officers approval on door materials.

Kitchen units will be installed soon and disabled toilet getting ready before Ramadan.

Builders working hard to get all prayer halls ready before Ramadan so that we can pray tarawee this year InshaAllah.

The front hoarding will be taken off soon after the front is paved and a varanda will be installed in front of the main door.

Side walls rendering, disable ramps, ladies side access yet to start since builders concentrating on interior first.

Unforeseen, extra work and archeological excavations will cost us another £40,000 at least. We are seeking your generosity and donations for this please.

Please pray to make it easy for us.

Jazakallahu Khairan

Management Committee, Colchester Mosque

26 February 2021

With your generosity and donations the building works are progressing significantly well despite the delayed approval from Building Control Officers due to Covid 19 backlogs.

First floor has been completed and ready for prayers with limited capacity Alhamdulillah. Ground floor and wadu facilities will be ready by March InshaAllah.

Builders will now started work on rear extension and slates will be installed soon.

Scaffolding has been taken down from the back, front and installed at the rear to complete extension.

Hand-made main staircase at the lobby completed, including fire escape stairs from first floor and stairs to top floor.

Kitchen and disabled toilet walls are complete.

Please pray for quick approvals to make the development smooth and fast. Jazakallahu Khairan

1 February 2021

The building works are progressing significantly well MashAllah despite delayed approval from Building Control due to Covid-19 backlogs.

Roof tiles have been completed fully. Electrical wirings and plumbing pipe work complete.

Scaffolding has been taken down from the back and progressing for other side too. First floor fire escape stairs installed and top floor stairs from first floor too. Hand made main stairs at the lobby will start this week.

First floor hall is complete. Ground floor upper hall will be ready end of this month so that we can use both floors temporarily for prayers InshaAllah.

Rear and side will now start from next week and wadu/WC will be first to complete. Kitchen and disabled toilet walls are complete.

Please pray for quick approvals to make the development smooth and fast. Jazakallahu Khairan

Management Committee, Colchester Mosque

3 December 2020

With your generosity and donations the building works are progressing well, MashAllah. This, despite the delayed approval from Building Control Officers due to Covid 19 backlogs.

Roof structure with rafters are almost complete, roof tiles are coming next week, electrical wirings and plumbing pipe work will start from next week too. Hoping to see the roof completed with top floor storage room well before Christmas, InshaAllah. Once roof tiles are laid, the scaffolding will be taken halfway from the top. Main stairs and fire escape stairs will be installed soon.

Four walls for ground and first floor complete including side extension on the left. Rear extension will be done at the last stage once the use of scaffolding is complete and taken away.

Please pray for quick approval to make the development smooth and fast. Jazakallahu Khairan

13 November 2020

Assalam Brothers and Sisters,

With your generosity and donation the building works are progressing significantly well MashAllah despite delayed approval from Building Conrol Officers due to Covid 19 backlogs.

All four walls are now done. Ground screed is complete. First floor’s floor boards are done and second floor will be done this week.

Doors and windows are ordered and some reused. Electricity ductworks will start soon. The roof will go up before the Christmas InshaAllah. Once scaffolding is taken down the builders will start completing rear extension.

Please pray for quick approval to make the development smooth and fast. Jazakallahu Khairan.

Management Committee, Colchester Mosque

11 October 2020

With your generosity and support the building works are progressing well, Alhamdulilah.  This despite the delayed approval from Building Conrol Officers due to Covid 19 backlogs.

Front wall is now going up. Floor boards are partially complete for first floor and second floor joist are laid. Majority steel structures are in place. Ground floor and entrance concrete floors are complete with insulation. We are expecting some more noticeable changes in the building InshaAllah. Ground floor’s upper floor four walls are also complete.

Please pray for quick approval to make the development smooth and fast.

Jazakallahu Khairan

19 September 2020

With your generosity and donations the building works are progressing well. Waiting on Building Control Officers and Covid 19 issues we struggled to get the quick decision from the Council as originally was expected.

Despite this, the floor boards are getting laid on first floor level. Side extension wall is now full and up waiting for the roof structure. All excavations except one hole for archeological digging is left to do at the car park, the council is happy with the results for all excavations. Concrete ground floor has been laid except the main hall, further steel structure has been ordered for ground floor with the agreement of the council now. Please pray for quick approval to make the development smooth and fast.

28 August 2020

Alhamdulilah, we are seeing some great progress.  The front wall has now been removed and will be rebuilt next week inshallh.  Please see photos of the progress below. 

27 August 2020

Assalamualaikum, with your generosity the building works at the mosque is progressing well. One more excavation is left to complete by the Archaeological Trust. Side wall of extension is underway, steel structure is getting done stage by stage, lobby wall is up with main door to ground floor. Jazakallahu Khairan to brothers and sisters for the donations and making it possible, Alhamdulillah.

26 July 2020

Please see latest update video of the ongoing works:

13 July 2020

Please see below the latest diagrams to include the floor plans for the mosque development.  

  • Side & Rear Elevation
  • Ground Floor 
  • First Floor
  • Second Floor

3 July 2020

After a many long hurdles and many obstacles with the Council, building control, archeological department and others we have managed to sign a contract today to build our mosque and should be completed by January 2021 InshaAllah with your generosity and donations.

So far we received 6 quotations from various reputable companies and selected an experienced local builder.

We have appointed a highly experienced structural engineer to manage the project and to report to the committee on weekly basis before releasing the payments. He was also responsible for the whole procurement process. An experienced architect also updated the layout of the mosque design and floor plans.

We’ll have two big halls on ground and first floor with ample storage facilities on the second floor. The mosque will comprise a unisex disable facility toilet and kitchen space on the right leading to 3 WC, a shower and plenty wadu facilities on the left. There will be a separate entrance, WC and wadu facility for ladies too on the left of the property giving them ample space to pray on top floor. We hope to create double capacity for Mosque InshaAllah.

We need your duas and generous donations to complete this mosque. Please donate gracefully to complete the House of Allah to get the reward here and hereafter InshaAllah.

Barclays Bank, account number 50194638 sort code 29-22-67.

We have lots of Karde Hasana to payback and full target to complete the building is not yet reached. Please help your mosque to be loan free, Jazakallahu Khairan.

Project Coordination and the Management Committee of Colchester Mosque

19 May 2020

The archaeological excavation work now started at the mosque from last Friday. Once this is completed the building work will start soon InshaAllah and we are now accomplishing tendering process and going to appoint an experienced project manager to run this efficiently.  See the progress to date in the video below.

Please donate generously to be a part of completing the house of Allah SWT. Donating in Ramadan equate 700 extra rewards InshaAllah. Please donate or pay karde hasana (or both) online using our bank *account number 50194638 sort code 20-22-67 Barclays Bank , Colchester Islamic Cultural Association. *

Jazakallahu Khairan

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