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Friday, June 28, 2013

New Headquarters: Shell almost complete

Back of the building; plenty of room for tents and games
Second Hall
See the latest photos: The new headquarters for 1st Consett and 1st Blackhill is coming along at a very fast rate.
The work started in March, and now the shell of the building is almost complete. It just needs the doors to make it watertight, and external drainage to be put in.
However, it is still along way from being finished, and work may have to be put on hold as we hope for further grant funding to come in. £100,000 is still needed to be found to completely finish the building, as it still has no electrics, gas, heating or plumbing, and the landscaping still needs to be done.
Inside the corridor, looking towards the main hall
It was, though, very nice to be able to go inside and have a look around. The main hall is very impressive, and light and airy thanks to the roof windows, extra high ceiling and large rear windows. The second hall is slightly smaller, but also has roof windows and a large window overlooking what will be the grassed area. The toilets have Sun pipes to enable daylight in to them.
We are almost there! Lets just hope some of the grant giving trusts look favourably on us in the near future, and our fundraising events continue to be well supported.
The main hall, looking back towards kitchen