Progress on our New Change Rooms
Read The President's update on Project All Change, Including Hot off the Press News
Hot of the Press News (19/6/19). Big progress on moving the troublesome utilites Richard mentions below. But today the water has been moved and we can start on the electrical cables next week. At last...we will start seeing real progress again.
Below is a note from Richard Larcombe, the Club President:
"Dear members, Many of you will by now know that Project All Change, the building of our new changing rooms, has started, which is a great relief to us all! Finally we raised almost £500,000! Roughly half of that came from grants and loans from various bodies, and the other half we raised or contributed ourselves, which is a tremendous achievement of which we should be proud.
Many thanks for your contribution, whatever it was or might be.
Barry White, our Project Manager and Jim Mason our Facilities Director have done incredibly well to reach our current position and to date we have achieved the following:
Demolition of old changing rooms and shower facilities
Reduced level dig, with no archaeological finds (Phew!)
Construction of retaining wall to car park wall
Footings excavated and poured
Blockwork built to finished floor level
We are currently dealing with the utility companies to divert the existing services – Gas, Water and Telecoms - this has been a total nightmare and has resulted in delays. We are almost at a point where we can move these services and cast the ground floor slab. Once this has been done Barry will be able to give us an accurate completion date which we still anticipate to be towards the end of December 2019.
However, if we are to complete the build to the standard we want, we estimate that we need another £25,000 to provide the necessary fixtures, fittings and finishes to all areas, but especially the balcony, kiosk, medical room and the shop. So, please watch out for social events continuing, but for the moment our main fund raiser is the Buy a Brick scheme.
You can buy a single or double brick for £40 or £70, engrave it with your chosen message and have it on the front elevation of the changing rooms for posterity. Nearly everyone I speak to says they are going to do it – well, now would be a good time! We have already sold £6,000 of bricks but there is space for us to raise around £20,000 if enough of us take part. Forms are in the clubhouse and details are on the website, please join us if you can.
Very best wishes for the season, Richard Larcombe President Salisbury RFC"