Are we nearly there yet?

An update on Wednesday 7th August.

Phase 1 Premises progress

Things were going well with the build up to the point of trying to get the fireproofing done, back in June/July.  The shell of our Shed had exposed metal beams which needed fireproofing to meet current Building Regulations, and that’s where the delay started and why things have seemed a bit quiet.  However, after some time and difficulty we managed to get a quote from Holemasters who completed the fireproofing yesterday, 6th Aug.  They clad over and sealed the beams, to the necessary fire resistant spec., as can be seen in the photos below.

Only two things remain before we can start moving in – painting and electrics – more below…

Call for Hands – Painting Session – THIS Friday 9th, Saturday 10th August

With the fireproofing finished we can now paint the room with top coat to cover up the “multi-coloured pastel” 😉 base coat, and Buildbase have very kindly donated us the paint to complete this.  We’ll have two sessions, both starting at 9 a.m., on Friday and if necessary Saturday, to complete everything ready for the final electrics work.

If you can come along and help, please do – the more hands the quicker.

Once the electrics are done we can finally MOVE IN !!

Phase 2 Funding Boost

On the 29th July, we heard that our application to The Robertson Trust was successful and they have awarded us the sum of £7,000 towards the funds required to complete Phase 2.   Phase 2 will see us building to the left of the Phase 1 room, thereby more than tripling the total floor area.

We are very grateful to the Robertson Trust for this award which sees us reach 82% of our funding requirement for Phase 2 and also indebted to Paul Evans who has been the driving engine of our fundraising.  Only £10,000 to go 🙂