[57north-discuss] [57north-announce] New space options (not terrible at all - disregard old one pls)
gaskellandy at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 20:11:32 GMT 2016
Sounds good, maybe it is...
32 menzies road torry
77 square metres is a fair size, and ground floor makes for good access.
On 12 Mar 2016 17:12, "Rowan Evenstar" <zenrhe at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a friend who owns a shop in Tory that's under £350 a month and is
> looking for someone to take over the lease. I don't know the spec, but she
> has passed me her email so you can contact her.
> Info at doggroomeraberdeen.co.uk
> On Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at 23:11, Mike O'Hagan <bmikeohagan at hotmail.com>
>> I can't help you decide, and I am not offering more money but I could
>> help with the fit out - I have tools, time and skills to offer.
>> Mike O'H.
>> On 23/02/2016 23:57, Edward Watson wrote:
>> Apologies all - the previous email has a subject borrowed from my much
>> longer, rough draft. This one is much less terrible - please consider
>> commenting, we value your input!
>> *Sent on behalf of the 57North Board of Directors*
>> Dear 57N members, visitors and followers
>> As you may know, your directors have been collecting options around
>> moving to a
>> larger space. Our limiting factor has been our relatively low income in a
>> pretty expensive city. Recently, we've been looking into a local unit
>> (half a
>> large room) on George Street above the Eco Hub shop.
>> * The good parts:
>> - The unit itself is half a first floor room, roughly the same floor
>> as our present space but with more height (good for taller
>> storage). It
>> is up a single flight of stairs via a corridor with space for
>> The unit's rear door leads up from a car park, available after 6pm.
>> - The landlord does not require a deposit and is keen to help and work
>> alongside a group such like us. He has a number of small projects
>> he would offer, with kit, to anyone interested e.g. lighting
>> design, product prototyping and experimenting with fuel cells.
>> - At this location we'd have control of the outside door so we'd
>> have actual
>> 24/7 access to the space.
>> * The less good parts:
>> - The unit/room requires us to refit it. We would need to add:
>> * more power sockets
>> * network sockets
>> * storage
>> * desks
>> This would have to be done with space volunteers
>> - We might have to start paying for internet connection, we cannot
>> our current sponsor will transfer our account. We are looking into
>> but safer to assume we will lose this.
>> - The unit is more expensive to rent and the rate will increase as
>> goes on. It is an extra £45 per month initially compared to our
>> current rate and
>> increases by £70 ontop in 6 months, then by another £50 ontop of
>> that nearer to
>> 2018. This does not include any utilities.
>> We are only just about meeting our present costs, therefore we would need
>> significantly increase our income prior to moving and have to maintain it
>> we move.
>> The directors propose we should only consider such a move if we can:
>> (a) increase our income by an additional £120/month on top of the
>> which will provide us with enough income for approx. 7 months
>> under new
>> space rent/electric/internet
>> (b) gather enough interest from members to actually perform the move.
>> Addressing (a), one proposal is to ask members for sustained monthly
>> pledges on
>> top of their usual rate over the next 7 month period totalling £120/month
>> additional income. Meeting this for the next 7 months would give us
>> room to increase membership and reach for funding.
>> For point (b), we suggest a separate show of hands for people who can
>> commit time, tools, transport and possibly money for materials. It would
>> a great group project for those that are keen.
>> Comments only please at this stage. If we proceed, we'll arrange for
>> pledges to
>> received privately. Please either reply to this email or contact the
>> directly with comments and feedback, using the email below.
>> The 57North Board
>> <57north-ctte-private at lists.57north.co>
>> 57north-ctte-private at lists.57north.co
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