Community Meeting – Tues 1 December

Remember to come to the Carriageworks Community Meeting on Tuesday 1 December, 6:30pm at the Salvation Army on Ashley Road.

The key thing we need to agree at the meeting is how we work with Fifth Capital in the coming months as they get ready to start construction (scheduled for next summer).

We’ve produced a discussion paper (70kb pdf) about what happens next and what we should do.

In essence, there will be four key areas of engagement with Fifth Capital.

  • Delivery management plan (especially the commercial space)
  • Public art plan and cultural programme
  • Detailed scheme design, specifically surface treatments (i.e. what the outside may look like)
  • Housing

We would also like to be involved in ensuring that both the build and the subsequent management offers maximum opportunities for local employment and training.

The discussion paper suggests that the CAG Liaison Group continues to be conduit for information and liaison with Fifth Capital, and that we set up special interest groups to have more detailed discussions on specific issues.

Hopefully Tuesday’s meeting will be able to agree how we move forward to get the best result and, to quote the Community Vision, a “development of which we are proud”.

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