1 – Background
2 – Initial funding and planning
3 – Architects
4 – Further funding
5 – Tender – there were a total of [ ] bids all of which exceeded the funding available so there followed a process of detailed negotiations between our professional advisors and the preferred bidder to reduce the projected cost combined with frantic efforts by CDI to secure additional funding.
6 – Construction – following the tendering process and subsequent negotiations with the successful bidder and additional funding from the Coastal Communities Fund construction began on the [ ] January 2016. The first sod was dug by [ ] and the site was then handed over to Compass.
7 – Completion – the building was finally handed over to CDI on the [23rd December] 2016 – a mere [ ] months after construction began.
8 – Opening