Following the presentations to the members in February and March, the Committee listened to the comments and feedback that were received regarding the layout and use of clubhouse and patio areas.
Taking this into account, a sub-group was formed to translate those comments into a revised design for the internal and external upgrades to the clubhouse. The sub-group has now completed that work and a revised design was submitted to the Committee in November which has now been approved.
Visual of new extension
The new design features an extension to the building that replaces the old conservatory, using a slightly larger footprint and in keeping with the character of the House.
It also includes raising and extending the terrace to the level of the house; a new DDA compliant entrance; the refurbishment of the Ladies toilets and the reinstatement of the Gents toilets in the Burgoyne Suite; a new storage facility in the Burgoyne suite; a new buggy path allowing buggies to access the JOG 1st tee and to leave the 18th green.
The project also covers the refurbishment of the Members Bar, the main bar, Burgoyne suite and dining area – carpets, curtains and lighting. There will also be new furniture for the bars. dining area and terrace.
The schedule of work also incorporates the repairs to the fabric of the House that have been identified as being needed.
The cost estimates used, based upon estimates produced by Robinson, Low and Francis (RLF) who are construction and property consultants, are in line with the earlier presentations – a total of £1,172K – and includes the cost of the works, contingency, irrecoverable VAT and a repair schedule.
These are estimates as produced by quantity surveyors and a specifically NOT quotes. An early part of the next steps will be to turn these estimates into schedules of work from which we can then obtain competitive tenders
These steps will get us back onto the original track, with work targeted at starting in September 2018 and completion of the works in March/April 2019. To ensure that we have a head start, we have already started the process to obtain planning permission.
To give everyone a fuller picture of the revised project, your Committee are planning to hold several Open days in early December - Thursday 7th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Tuesday 12th between 11.00am and 3.00pm - where the plans and visuals will be on display and members of the Committee will be available to answer any questions you may have.
A short presentation of these designs can be accessed by following this link If you are unable to access either of these areas electronically, please see Admin who will be able to supply a hard copy of this information.
Thanks everybody for your patience to date and I hope that you will be as excited we are about the new designs – we are confident they will deliver benefits to your Club, both now and for the future.
Chairman House Special Projects