The management committee are now finding out how real this project is. Out architect, Rob Johnson of FDH, is preparing the tender document so companies can bid to build the new community centre. There are so many decisions to make on so much detail. What sort of wood should we use to clad the outside? What flooring should we choose for the main hall, the small hall, the corridor etc? How should the central heating be controlled? And much more.
One of the main topics of conversation in our last meeting was about toilet paper dispensers. Another was about hand dryers or paper towels? Then there's the size of wash basins in the ladies toilets. So many decisions! We are having weekly meetings during January, and expect to have the tender document ready soon after that. Watch this space.