We are now five weeks into our redevelopment and the builders are telling us that we should be given the centre back on Friday 16th Feb. We will then need a couple of weeks to tweak the works, furnish the centre and then restock the shop. We are hoping to re-open on Friday 2nd with our grand reopening penciled in for Saturday 3rd March.
This week you will see that the new slat wall shelving has been installed, the cash desk and all the shop gondola’s have arrived on site. The new lighting throughout the centre has been installed. Our new kitchen carpentry is in place and all of the community rooms are now redecorated and looking smart and stylish. The electrical rewiring is completed and new carpets and floors have also been installed in floors one and two.
You may have noticed that the outside of the shop has changed colour from its previous maroon to the new “Elephant’s breath” and “cool” grey!! The new shop signs should be arriving in about 2 weeks and they will provide the finishing touches to the centre, just in time for opening.
Planning is progressing to make sure that we can best use all aspects of the centre when we move back in and to begin to publicise our facilities to our faithful supporters and friends.
Thank you for following our progress – we are 85% of the way through!
The Directors and Staff of LivingStones.
Please note that if you require items from the shop, we are operating a telephone and email service for orders which can be delivered during this interim period.
Our telephone number remains as 01252 616038 or email us at Livingstones@btopenworld.com
Our temporary office is open Tuesday to Friday 9AM till 5PM.