Progress with the Renovation - Update for the 31st May

Quick update from our site project manager with the progress as of 31st May.

Hello everyone,

What a busy week we have had at The Swan.

Thank you to all of you who have volunteered since we did our call for help last Thursday and of course to all our regular volunteers.

I cannot stress the importance of weekday volunteering. The savings in both time and money is making the project move forward more quickly and most importantly it is helping with our very limited budget. Ultimately more savings mean we can reach our goal sooner and we all want that to happen.

To give you a quick update of where we are to date. The subfloor is now almost complete in the bar and the electricians and plumbers will recommence the final first fixing next week. This will then allow us to move forward with other works.

The School Room has been worked on by almost all volunteers and is progressing nicely.We are just choosing a kitchenette from Howden’s who are giving us amazing discounts.

We are really progressing now and I have been busy working on the design side. We have a separate team to assist me including Katie Calvert, who is studying design at uni, and the new Manager of The Swan (more news next week!). We have been looking at bar design, tiles, radiators and the overall look of the finished scheme. Remember we have the most limited budget and our aim will be to create a wonderfully relaxing haven for the community and visitors alike.

We are hoping that both the bar and school room will be open mid to late July as planned.

Marilyn, site project manager

SSE digging outside The Swan

SSE digging outside The Swan

Weekday volunteers

Weekday volunteers

Part of the sub-floor

Part of the sub-floor

Part of the sub-floor

Part of the subfloor

Familiarisation visit

Familiarisation visit by the Fire Brigade

Weekday in the school room

Lunch break

Discussing the bar sub-floor

Discussing the bar sub-floor

Another "careful" delivery

Another delivery of materials

Volunteers hard at work

Volunteers hard at work

Jim stripping more paint

Jim stripping more paint

Marilyn, site project manager

Marilyn our site project manager

Tidying up in the school room

Tidying up in the school room