Since our last blog update in November we’ve been busy planning site visits and were able to have two in January. These were attended by trustees, staff and one of our main grants funders; Megan Dean from the London Mayor’s Good Growth Fund. Everyone was really impressed with the work so far.

However due to a variety of circumstances there has been some delay to the building, but we are hopeful that we will get back on track as soon as we can. The new board room/ conference room is going to have some really lovely views of the garden as well as plenty of natural light. We know this will be a practical but lovely space to deliver training for service users, staff and volunteers. It will also be  a lovely space for family carers to meet as well as for committee meetings and other activities.

We are really pleased that this board room/ conference room will be fully accessible and we’ll have more control over the temperature to keep it comfortable throughout all seasons. We have previously had an issue in the rest of the building with keeping an ambient temperature.

You can see our group of site visitors standing in the new board room/ conference room here:

The external part of the 1970s extension, largely around our main large community hall, has had insulation added which will further enhance the quality of temperature regulation inside the building, and lead to less heat loss.

You can see the progress so far below, and we look forward to publishing some before and after photographs in our next blog entry.