I hope you are all well during this third and very hopefully final lockdown.
2020 saw us complete the purchase of 2A Grange Road and get not one but two planning permissions granted for the premises. We renovated the entire inside of the old sorting office building which is now the parent hub space including creating a brand new kitchen and two family accessible toilets. We also successfully crowdfunded enough to complete the purchase of the bespoke Tigerplay indoor play area and that was installed in September.
Moving into 2021 we had all our hopes that we would be able to open at the start of February for indoor play and some free to attend wellbeing sessions but sadly the virus has other ideas and for now we must do our bit to beat this pandemic and stay closed.
Whilst we remain closed we are still working very hard on the extension which will house the group and party areas. The main shell is complete and the windows and doors which we have been waiting on will be here the first week of February which is very exciting. We are also going to resurface the front courtyard so that we can create some more outdoors seating for the warmer months. As some of you will know, we had to get brand new connections to the property as it did not have water or sufficient electricity. These are now complete and the new three phase electric is being turned on this week which is very exciting because it means the heating and our clean air system can finally be used.
As we look towards 2021 and wonder what challenges opening a new business in these strange times will bring us, I am in no doubt that if we can achieve all of the above during 2020 we are more than ready will overcome anything that heads our way.
I will leave you with some photos of our achievements from 2020 and we will be seeing by Spring hopefully!