Once again it was good to see some new faces at this month’s meeting, more people who had heard about the project and wanted to find out more information.
The meeting was spent discussing progress since receiving notification from the Big Lottery of the development grant. We’ve had exploratory meetings with local architects and construction companies to discuss the project and the most appropriate design/construction method. After further discussions with the Big Lottery, we are now seeking to find a suitable employer’s agent to work closely with us through the design phase to take us to RIBA 4.
Since the existing agreement for the land expires on 31st August, we had previously requested an extension from William Davis via Charnwood Borough Council. Our local Councillor confirmed that a letter has been sent from Charnwood Borough Council to William Davis requesting an extension to the S106 agreement on the land to give us more time to submit the Big Lottery application.
We discussed the various tasks assigned to the various sub-groups which have been set up to work on the next stage of the application and how these would divide up the elements required for the project.
You can find out more about these sub-groups on our ‘How you can help‘ page.