Autumn Approaches and we Raise the Roof!
Since our last update, construction on the new studio has really taken shape, with the roof timbers rising into the autumn landscape.
Our build team made the most of the warm September days to make great progress with the structure (that you can now see), and the drainage (which thankfully you can’t!) It’s becoming easier to see how the new building will fit into the Jackdaws site, and how wonderful the open aspect onto the rose garden will be.
Recent participants have been impressed to see how the building is taking shape, and have reassured us that the works are not a problem, which has always been a priority!
“The facilities at Jackdaws, although in a state of flux due to the building works, were first class. Everything was very clean and well maintained.”
Our adjusted access and parking arrangements have worked well, and we’re most grateful for the support that participants and tutors have given us. If you’re coming on a course, we’ll keep you updated throughout the process with any changes, as we continue to run our full programme of events.
There are still plenty of opportunities to see this exciting ‘work in progress’, we have an inspiring range of One Day Courses this autumn, alongside our weekend retreats at Jackdaws.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Read the Building Blog Part One
Building the future of Jackdaws!
We’re delighted to announce that building work for our new purpose built studio has now started! The first month of the build project has seen a lot of work on the foundations and at ground level, and we can now see the shape of the building beginning to emerge. Those of you who have attended a summer course here will have seen the progress being made, and our upper terrace area has provided a bird’s eye view of the new development. The terrace has proved to be a very popular area in itself, especially during the amazing sunny weather we’ve had!
Rest assured, our weekend courses will continue to run as planned; you’ll still find inspiring tutors, delicious food and the usual peaceful retreat at Jackdaws, as the build team will be working from Monday to Friday. There will be some minimal adjustments to parking and access, which we’ll advise participants about before their course, as these will alter as the project progresses.
We look forward to welcoming you during this exciting time, to come and see for yourselves the start of this hope-filled chapter at Jackdaws. All courses for the 2018 – 2019 season are now available to book, online, by phone or by post – see you soon!