The replacement of our 40-year-old club building has moved a big step closer to becoming a reality.
The club is pleased to provide this update to it's membership on the progress of the planning for new club rooms. The Town of Cambridge Council at its most recent meeting decided to progress the project to the detailed design and community consultation stage. Pending the club demonstrating that it can meet its financial obligations under the new leasing arrangements, we will see the start of an exciting stage in the project.The club has been working hard over the past 10 years to progress this project and given the renewed enthusiasm from the elected members, the club is now very close to realising this long awaited outcome.
As part of the process the club has reviewed its strategic plan to ensure the facilities planned by the Town of Cambridge would meet the clubs ongoing requirements.
The next stage will include the opportunity for the club to have input into the design process of the new building, which will see a mix of club and commercial operations. The new club rooms will see us getting more space in an area that will be more efficient and provide potential ongoing revenue streams. There is still a significant amount of work to be undertaken including design, financial modelling, fundraising and member and community consultation. Exciting times ahead as we bring this project to fruition!
The support of the Council has been outstanding and we look forward to working with them to bring about an affordable, top class facility that can take the club into the future. The club would again like to express its thanks to the staff and elected members at the Town of Cambridge for the ongoing support given to the club.
The club would also like to acknowledge the previous work done by Ken Richards, Tony Walker, Luke George, Mark Wilson and Paul Andrew and the newly established Building Sub-Committee consisting of the following highly skilled and experienced members.
Please contact Grant Trew if you would like more information.