The project to redevelop the building is still proceeding, however more slowly than we anticipated, we had to discuss new formal lines of communication following Rev Chris’s departure, agreeing these with the Church in Wales and the PCC, and these are now in place.
The tender documents for the demolition have been received and these have been issued to contractors, the tender return date will be in early March 2019 and the results will be reported to the PCC.
The main contactor tender documents have taken longer than we anticipated, and that to obtain the most accurate tender price, we have insisted that the specification need to be reinforced to ensure we received like for like costs in the tenders. We will be discussing suitable contractors over the next week, with a view to issuing these later in February and the results being returned in late March 2019.
Subject to costs, work will commence on the demolition elements in May and, subject to the bats not being found in the roof of the house, the build part should commence in June 2019.
In the meantime, we are arranging for the services to be disconnected from church house and the statutory requirements of notifying neighbours under the Party Wall Act, scaffold licences, etc will be issued.
Thank you for your support and patience during this time and if you would like to discuss any matters, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the steering group.