City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers
March 28th 2010
The Clubhouse was completed and ready for the start of the 2010 Running Season
Planning permission has been obtained. Now a number of minor changes are required, to comply with Building Regulations and there are some legal formalities to do with the Lease from the City Council. We hope that these points will soon be resolved, and then building will begin. The first stage will be the laying of the concrete base. When the shell of the building is complete and weatherproof, a good number of members have offered help with fitting out the interior.
We are waiting for Building Regulations approval, and for Landord's permission to develop. There should be more news after the next committee meeting at the end of the month.
Building Regulations approval has now been obtained. Plans are now being made for the build operation. At long last it should be starting before too long.
At last the red tape is now complete. Work on the site began on 24th August; security fencing was erected, and excavation began.
By the middle of September the excavation was complete, and concrete was poured into the footings.
September 30th 2009
8 tons of concrete were poured into the Base, which is now complete. The work is slightly ahead of schedule, thanks to the strenuous work of the Gang, and also to the kindness of the weather.
October 12th 2009
Truckloads of timber arrived, and the walls began to rise. Still the weather
October 15th 2009
The timber walls and roof were completed.
October 21st 2009
By now the building is weatherproof, with a temporary electricity supply.
November 2nd 2009
Cladding the roof has begun, and the interior is taking shape.
November 7th 2009
The roof is now finished.
The main structure is finished, and fitting out the interior is well under way, in spite of some appalling weather.
The interior is virtually finished, and the old Station is finally demolished.
Landscaping the surrounding area, fixing new fencing and laying concrete for the extension to the platform
The Society acknowledges with gratitude the support
and generous financial help of
DJM Telecom Ltd
Computing Information Systems Limited
Jewson Ltd, Bicester
Plumb Center, Bicester
Simon Taplin, Plant Hire, Brill
Bucks Recycling Ltd, Worminghall
Smith's Concrete, Banbury
The Doris Field Trust
Building the Clubhouse