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Results Received of Contamination Report

It was like going back to a science class yesterday, meeting with Idom Merebrook (engineering and environmental consultancy) at Cromford Mills - drilling down (no pun intended) into the results of our contamination report with words like free-phase tars, hydrocarbons and nitrogen-bearing compounds... Thankfully our situation is very manageable and we have a clear way [...]

By |2021-09-08T11:54:30+01:00August 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Results Received of Contamination Report

In The Archives

It’s been a busy week for us! We’ve just had a meeting with the team who will be supporting us with creating engaging heritage interpretation - Headland Design. Volunteers also had an interesting afternoon at Derbyshire Record Office with an introduction to managing archival records. In fact, we recently found a mention of the gasworks [...]

By |2021-09-08T11:54:39+01:00July 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on In The Archives

Fast and Furious

Last weekend 11 teams took part in a spectacular 2 and a half hour endurance race at Fastlane Karting, Fenton, to help raise funds for our project. Thanks to all involved, particularly our trustee Brice, for their support. A grand total of £560 was raised and a lot of fun was had! This money will [...]

By |2021-09-08T11:54:44+01:00July 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Fast and Furious

Going Underground

We’ve been taking a look at what’s beneath our feet this week. The project is progressing at some pace now – in the last week alone, we have built test pits so our Structural Engineer understands more about the building’s foundations and undertaken an contamination survey. It’s been wonderful seeing the professionals at work, using [...]

By |2021-09-08T11:54:50+01:00July 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Going Underground

It’s All About The Groundwork…

  What a day for topographical surveying! Under the scorching sun, Mapmatic carried out the survey, used to identify and map the contours of the ground and existing features on the surface of the earth. It will serve as the base map for future designs.

By |2021-09-08T11:54:56+01:00June 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on It’s All About The Groundwork…

Bats All, Folks!

Apex Ecology carried out an evening bat inspection at the gasworks tonight. Historic records indicate 8 species of bats in the local area. We know the building has potential internal and external roosting sites. There will be two further observations over the next few weeks.

By |2021-09-08T11:55:08+01:00June 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Bats All, Folks!

A Leisurely Long Table Lunch

Thank you to everyone that attended our Long Table Lunch this weekend. It was a lovely event, with great food made by our volunteers, great company, and most importantly, a great fundraising event to help our project along!  

By |2021-09-08T11:55:11+01:00June 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on A Leisurely Long Table Lunch

Support from Sudbury Parish Council

We are very grateful to have the ongoing support from Sudbury Parish Council as our project progresses. Here is a photo of our Chair, Gillian, at the recent Open Day, receiving a donation from the Parish Council of hi-vis jackets and hard hats. These will be put to good use on tours and site visits.

By |2021-09-08T11:55:17+01:00May 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Support from Sudbury Parish Council

SGRT Awarded Funding

Thanks to the support of National Lottery players and other funders including the Architectural Heritage Fund, development funding has been awarded to help progress development plans. These plans show how the building could look in the future.

By |2021-09-08T11:55:25+01:00May 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on SGRT Awarded Funding
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