Members will be pleased to learn that positive progress is being made in the redesign of our club premises. The working group recently invited expressions of interest from several local architects. That resulted in a number of the companies submitting outline plans of their proposals for the redesign and upgrade of the present building footprint. A premium new build on the site of the grandstand was ruled out on the grounds of cost.
At a recent board meeting it was agreed to invite the Unwin Jones Partnership to draw up details plans, after which there will be a consultation exercise with members and staff. Watch out for details on this website.
Thereafter, planning permission will be sought and could take up to thirteen weeks, followed by a tendering process with contractors, when a more precise costings will be available. The appointment of a chosen contractor in itself could be a protracted matter because of the heavy local demand for building services.
It iis unwise at this time to make any promises or guesses as to when work will commence and be completed.
We will keep you updated.