In July 2015 I wrote a blog post explaining where we are up to with this project.
Back then we didn’t have very much in the bag except good intentions and some loose architectural concepts. Now we are six months down the line and a lot has happened.
We have planning permission thanks to the guidance of our architects Northmill and a professional team of quantity surveyors, mechanical engineers and planning consultants.
We have an excellent workshop programme thanks to Joe who has reached out to the most interesting designers and makers across the north. The breadth and depth of knowledge commanded by these individuals is truly unbelievable.
We have a small team of dreamers, schemers, thinkers, drinkers, liggers and blaggers led by Jess. They are helping us to film the build, document the workshops, write a book, create beautiful design and make sure we don’t miss a trick.
Most importantly we have 600 people that have signed up to get involved to help us build a pub.
Six months ago this was the part of the puzzle that worried me the most. We didn’t have any idea whether people would sign up or not. We are so grateful to everybody that has been in touch; without you this would be a very sad update indeed.
However, this is far from over, we still don’t have a building.
No building means no workshop means no pub.
Work starts on the building in February, which I’m sure will come with its very own set of challenges! It‘s all looking great on paper but we have yet to find out how the drawings translate into 82 tonnes of steel and timber.
Thank you for all the support over the last six months. Here’s to the next six.