Clubhouse Development Programme - Building for the Future
Further to the Captain’s recent email, work on the full planning application to Central Bedfordshire has continued.
Meanwhile, the House Sub-Committee has been working to put in place the arrangements that will be needed once planning has been obtained.
As a first step, the House Sub-Committee have proposed that Vincent and Gorbing Limited should be engaged to cover the full House development project. They were the architects and consultants who were engaged by the Club for the successful changing room project. We will be going through their proposals in more detail in the next month (April). In conjunction with them we are now engaging the various consulting and structural engineers, designers and quantity surveyors required. Indeed, you have have seen engineers who carried out a site survey for the planning application.
Following planning consent, the next crucial phase is to establish the schedules of work and drawings that will be essential to engage with suppliers to obtain quotations for the different aspects of the project via a tendering process.
We have already had meetings with a few suppliers for the external furniture and the interior refurbishment – you will probably have seen a couple of sample chairs for the terrace outside the changing room entrances.
Whilst not part of the tendering process, they have been useful in giving some indications of costs and providing insights and ideas.
Finally, we have received our first request to be included on the main build tender list from Ashe Construction - who completed the build of the changing rooms and extension.
Your Committee would like to thank you all for your support to get us to this stage and we now look forward to delivering the benefits we have deliberated on for so long.
Head of House,