In a joint partnership, Parmar Properties and the Western Ward Community Enterprise have entered into an agreement with Leicester City Council.This is a significant step forwards for us as we can now proceed to the next stage of our project with further fund raising and the initial stages of the design phase for the redevelopment of the Eco House site.
Our crowdfund period begins now, and will run until December.
The target for this stage is £26k. It’s vital we can demonstrate that a significant number of people are behind Project Hive during this time. When we hit this initial target, we will be able to show national funding providers that there is wide scale public support and obtain the capital costs (estimated £400k) we will need to complete the redevelopment.
Please visit our crowdfund page:www.spacehive.com/project-hive and pledge whatever you can. Larger contributions will be rewarded with permanent, personalised feature as part of the build. £50 pledges will recieve an individualised vinyl wall sticker as part of the decoration of the interior of the building. £100 pledges will have an engraved brick and £500 an engraved paving slab incorperated in the grounds of the completed project.
It is important to us that we continue the ethos of the original Eco House and make sure both the building and its construction have minimal impact on the environment. Our design plans include installing solar panelling, a grey water recovery system and an air-sourced heat pump. Therefore, we are asking for pledges towards a feasibility study to include: early design stages, a tree survey, a quantity surveyor and a solicitor.
Your support will mean that these key components are in place from day one and are fully integrated into the structure of the building.
Let’s not have this building stand empty and derelict any longer. Let’s bring the space alive: support Project Hive!