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Building our future

On this page we are charting the progress of our building project.  Planning for this started in 2010 with building finally starting in April 2018! The news items are arranged with the newest first.

The architect's concept of the new part of the refurbished and extended building is illustrated to the right.

Demolition in Progress

 

Danger
Danger

Warning sign in the hallway.

Old kitchen
Old kitchen

Mid May and the old kitchen is just a shell.

The old porch window
The old porch window

Can you work out where this is?

Rear view of the property
Rear view of the property

The conservatory is completely gone now!

The conservatory is mostly gone
The conservatory is mostly gone

View from the middle room into the partly demolished conservatory.

Internal works to the ceilings and partitions
Internal works to the ceilings and partitions

View from the womens' toilets across the old corridor into the mens's toilets.

Final signatures
Final signatures

The Trustees of the club have met more frequently than usual over the last 5 months - 8 meetings between early December and early May. This photo shows our Chairman (Pat Lewis) and Treasurer (Chris Kerr) signing the final documents on behalf of the Trustees after the meeting on 25th April 2018.

We have retained architects Gray Baynes + Shew for the project.  Further details about GBS are on their website.

Our builders are a local company called Wooldridge and Simpson. Further details about WS are on their website.

Finance for the project is arranged with Charity Bank.

Our builders get ready to start the project

 

The builders set up hoarding at the front of the building to enclose the working area.

Ready for the builders to start work on 147 Banbury Road

The first step on the project is preliminary work on the electricity distribution panel prior to specialist contractors coming in the following week to remove asbestos ceiling panels in the existing ground floor. 

Easter Monday - First session at OCFC

Our first session at Oxford City Football Club took place on Easter Monday. The room is laid out with 15 tables and there is still a little space to move about!

Our temporary home at OCFC

Over the Easter weekend a group of volunteers collected everything we need to play bridge from the club house and transported it to our temporary home at Oxford City Football Club in Marsh Lane. As of mid-afternoon on Easter Sunday all is ready for playing bridge as you can see from the photos below.

 

Many thanks to all who helped. From the door of the room you can see a partial view of the main pitch where the football takes place.

For those who would like to know more abouit our hosts you can click go to the Oxford City Football Club website. See fixtures and results.