Update on Seafield House from econstruct

Sadly Robin Ghosh, of econstruct design & build website, was unable to attend the FoSH AGM on 19 May, due to family illness.  Instead he gave an update to Lianne Hackett, FoSH Secretary, to be read out at the AGM.

We are making progress on Seafield House, but the pace is a little slower than planned.
We are working up our planning application. The phase 1 habitat survey is now complete.
This has shown that there are no protected species other than bats. We will commission a
specialist bat survey in due course.
The tree survey is underway. The full survey will be complete in the next two weeks.
This work is in preparation for the constraints plan for the site. Again, this is underway.
We have completed minor remedial works on site. Lower level gutters are now clean. We
have given the green light to a specialist company that will clear the upper gutters.
We have installed new security lighting and have two further light standards to go in. This will
be done shortly.
We appreciate that more substantial work is needed. This is a big commitment for us, as a
small company. We are looking into a joint-funding approach to reinstate the roof. We want
to do this soonest as reinstating the roof is key to getting the building wind and watertight.
This work is at an early stage.
We hope to hold a community BBQ over the coming months to meet local residents and
communicate more of our plans.

Robin Ghosh, as dictated to Lianne Hackett, FoSH Secretary on 19 May 2015

We look forward to hearing further news of Robin’s progress.

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