Work started on 27th February after a team of Nomads spent two weeks emptying the hut and finding space for props, paint, bar stock and kitchen equipment. Huge thanks to David Martin, Andrew and Jennie Hamel-Cooke, Tony and Dee Bowdery, Elaine Burns, Mary Brooks, Iain Macfarlane, Tracey Gillard, Paul Asher, Jackie Shearer, Rita Derriman.
Now the hut has been demolished and the builders are digging the foundations. They hope to finish in July. See the Gallery for photographs.
If you hadn’t heard, our mission to replace the bar with a brand new building is progressing!
We received planning consent on 15 February 2016 and are now working with the architect on the detailed designs needed. We hope to be able to appoint a contractor by July with a view to starting work in August, after Play in a Week and the Nomes summer workshops.
Construction is likely to continue to the end of the year and will unfortunately mean some disruption to our activities, but the Greenroom Committee is working on plans to maintain a bar for shows and Prompt Corner lunches. The contractors will need to fence off most of the car park, too – so check out the parking map for other options! We will still have pedestrian access to the stage door.
We are lucky to have the funds, from Bob King’s legacy, to complete the building and its services, but we expect to need some fundraising for fitting out the bar and kitchen, as well as help to prepare for the building work.
Watch this space for how you can get involved!