Find out more about the fire at our New HQ site and progress on our new HQ build here
Thank you to everyone for their messages of support since the fire at our new HQ building site on Saturday.
See below for more photos and to find out how you can help us complete the project once we begin re-building.
On Saturday 29th February our new HQ was the victim of a major fire. No one was injured in the fire but it is clear that the damage to the building is extensive and it will take some time for us to get the building programme back on track.
Over the coming weeks there will be a lot of work to do involving structural engineers and loss adjusters, before the impact to the programme is known and the next steps can be clarified. The fire itself is the subject of a criminal investigation and it will take the police and other relevant authorities time to conduct their investigations. The key impact on the project will be a delay in a timescale for completing our new HQ.
We had hoped that the shell for our new HQ would be completed by Easter so that we could move on to the fit-out in May 2020 and be ready to move in by September 2020. This will now be delayed whilst insurance is assessed and the steel frame is re-built.
It will give us more time though to secure the £250k final funds we need to fit out the inside of the hut (See below). However, it will mean that we need to find a home for a new Beavers Colony that we were hoping to set up in September to allow more youngsters from our large waiting list to join in.
‘It was shocking to get the call on Saturday night that our new scout hut was on fire. When I arrived, it was dark and smoke was everywhere. It wasn’t until daylight that I could see the extent of the damage, which was devastating to see. Since then we have been overwhelmed by all the support; kind words and positive messages we have received. We’d like to thank everyone again who has helped us with our new HQ project to help us get to this point. We are still really excited about what an amazing facility it will be, not only for our youngsters but as a new community resource for Warwick. ’’
Viv Bosworth, Chair, 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts
See below for more photos and to find out how you can help us complete our new HQ building
CAN YOU SPONSOR OR SUPPLY GOODS TO FIT OUT OUR HUT?
We still need £20k to complete building our new HQ along additional funds to fit out the building.
Can you or your company donate the doors, sports flooring, carpet tiles/vinyl, ceilings, sanitary ware, heating systems, internal lighting, Security Systems, a Fire alarm or other key items?
See the table opposite for current suggestions on items/costs/suppliers. Please get in touch if you think you can help in any way.
We also need to install a commercial kitchen!
An example of the support they have had is from We Transform Ltd, a digital transformation partner who have just sponsored the ICT systems in our new hut.
‘We Transform Ltd are proud to be sponsoring 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts because of the difference it makes to the lives of young people and to the community of Warwick.’
Craig Warmington, Managing Partner, We Transform Ltd
On Saturday 29th February at 8.10pm a fire broke out in our new HQ building, currently under construction. We are currently assessing the damage and impact on the project, which will continue but will now be delayed.
February 2020: Our new roof cladding has arrived and the roof is now in place!
November 19: Greswolde Construction begin work on site!
January 2020: The entrance to our new scout HQ will be between these foundation pads!
February 2020: Our steel structure has arrived and is now in place!
Phase 2 'Building a Future': Our new HQ
The 2nd phase of our new HQ project is to build a new HQ in St Nicholas Park, Warwick, next to the Leisure Centre.
The new HQ facility will have one large main hall, a training room, boat maintenance room, equipment storage, toilets, changing rooms, kitchen and access to suit anybody with physical disabilities.
A new HQ will build our future by:
- Providing a larger meeting place for and allow us to open new Beaver and Cub packs
- Increasing the number of youngsters who can join in, whilst providing the best possible scouting experience
- Providing a new community resource in a central, strategic location in Warwick
- Guaranteeing the future of the only local Sea Scout Group in Warwick and one of the best in the country
- Providing for youngsters with disabilities