Things are now moving very quickly.
In March, Southwark Council’s Cabinet meeting approved the main terms of the lease to be offered to Bede. Public consultation on the Planning Application (ref 17/AP/0527) has ended and hope it will go to Planning Committee for approval in September.
We are now working with architects on the detailed design brief for the new Centre – layout, electrical services, decoration etc. Once planning consent is obtained, the scheme will go out to tender. Southwark are keen to complete the new Bede Centre as quickly as possible so that we can move in and free up our existing Bede Centre for demolition. The site will then be used to build new Council housing. We currently estimate that the most likely date for our move is early 2020.