After our successful Crowdfund London campaign earlier this year, Roman Road Trust has begun the amazing journey of transforming The Common Room – and we want you to continue to be a part of the journey.
Over the next 10 months or so, we will keep all our backers, supporters, and followers up-to-date on the progress of the build so you can celebrate each and every milestone with us.
To do this, we have created this page to regularly post our achievements, milestones, and updates on the progress of the build.
Our plan is to keep you up-to-date on all elements of the project. This will range from operational landmarks such as signing contracts and creating hiring agreements, to physical milestones like putting up walls and installing electricity. As with any build, it might be a long and sometimes challenging process, but what we do know is building The Common Room will certainly be a labour of love.
Check back here for monthly updates and insights into the build of The Common Room. You can also follow us on socials for behind the scenes snippets..!
Roman Road Trust and Public Works hold second consultation stall on Roman Road Market. We investigate the proximity of public sewers to the site. Roman Road Trust signs engineer contract with CH Simple Design and engineer visits the site. Public Works begin their next stage of detailed designs.
Building Control Officer is appointed. Roman Road Trust signs architectural contract with Public Works. First draft of Hiring Agreement for community users is completed. Clarion and Wates confirm in-kind support towards the build of The Common Room.
Engineer is appointed. Roman Road Trust and Public Works hold first consultation stall on Roman Road Market. We investigate ownership of a lamppost that is situated within The Common Room site and organise it to be removed. We share first draft of operational documents and agreements with Clarion Housing. Public Works submits an Arts Council England Application to design the facade of The Common Room with local artists and residents (decision pending).
Roman Road Trust increases conversations with Clarion Housing (landowner) to begin the process of securing lease/asset transfer. We secure funding from LBTH Small Grants Fund for project management of the build. Roman Road Trust meets with panel of local Place Experts.
Regular project meetings begin with Roman Road Trust, Public Works (architects), and Office for Crafted Architecture (contractor). We attend consultancy advice session with Mayor’s Design Advocates (GLA.)
Roman Road Trust secures funding from Foundation for Future London for Developing the Programme for The Common Room. Market research for The Common Room commences. We begin forming our first draft of the business plan.
Pledges counted and collected. Roman Road Trust is assigned a Regeneration Officer from Greater London Authority (GLA) and we sign our contract with GLA.
Crowdfund campaign reaches target and closes with £7,000 of overfunding.
Crowdfund London campaign launches.