Mike completed the MacMillan Cancer Support 72 hole golf challenge on Thursday 23rd at Broadstone Golf Club. It was a double whammy as Barry Mutter, one of the other pros in the shop, had completed the task with a variety of partners on Monday 20th. All together we have raised more than £1000 for a great charity, with contributions still being added!
Mike teamed up with son Chris and the Club Captain Mark Dowland for the whole day, with Chris Roberts joining us for the final 36 holes. A great experience with fantastic support from everyone at the club. The weather held (just about!) and the golf was consistent in its inconsistency!!
Plans are already been hatched for next year’s occasion with lots of ideas for a multi-course event.
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After a week of weather watch we welcomed a great number of our friends and colleagues to enjoy a glass of prosecco in the garden at The Forge on Friday 10th. We managed to dodge most of the showers however the new sail shades were called into action briefly and proved to be almost waterproof!
The effort that everyone made to attend was much appreciated and it was a great chance to catch-up with progress within the office. The conversion of The Forge was much admired by those that hadn’t previously visited the office – it is hard to believe that, not only have been in the new space for more than a year, but we are coming up to our third birthday.
Time passes quickly when you enjoying yourself!!
Forge Design Studio has a number of projects currently under construction on site
Cedardore, West Wellow
Setting-out and the below ground sub-structure has been completed at Cedardore for Mayflower Homes. The concrete beam and block floor is in and the first lift of masonary is well underway. Progress should be good as the better weather arrives!!
Site clearance and excavations have been dug and foundations poured at Cowesfield Lodge. The beam and block floor has been installed, and, as you can see, all the preparations have taken place ready for the mini-steel frame to arrive.
Steel has been required to suit the light, open and airy extension. Almost 50sqm of new space is being created, as well the re-organisation of the existing house. This has been achieved under permitted development.
Richard Stanton at RFS is the Main Contractor.
North Brook End Stud
The first phase of development is well underway at North Brook End Stud. The first floor staff apartment is being dry-lined, rooflights are in, the original exposed trusses have been cleaned. The contractors, Overton Builders, have got the first fix installations in place and are getting ready for the fit-out and all second fix joinery.
Mike and Nick have been rewarded for all their hard work carried out on the Cheltenham YMCA project on Vittoria Walk by the award of a citation from the Cheltenham Civic Society.
The project was nominated by the Contractors, Speller Metcalfe supported by Forge Design Studio and received an award in the category of New Build Projects. The awards were recently presented at a ceremony held at Cheltenham Town Hall on Wednesday 20th April.
Work was completed by Terence O’Rourke and is acknowledged accordingly.