21
APR
2013

Studwork and electrical work commences

Brown & Payne start first fix of all the electrical and fire safety installation. Stud work commences to the first floor.
14
MAR
2013

Internal block work almost complete

Most of the internal block work is now almost completed. First fix of all the heating, hot and cold water pipework continues. Ground is prepared at the front of the building ready for the canopy to be installed.
18
FEB
2013

First fix of hot & cold water pipework commences

Anglia Heating and Ventilation start first fix of all the hot and cold water pipework for the building. Bryn Williams, our main building contractor continues with the internal block work. We appoint Cooks Blinds and Shutters to supply and install a folding wall to the the first...
15
JAN
2013

Contractors Appointed

Following our grant from the NCC Construction Fund in December we are able to appoint the following contractors: Brown & Payne – for electrical and fire installation, Midas Structures – for the canopy and external staircase, Anglia Heating and Ventilation –...
22
DEC
2012

We get £100,00 from the Construction Fund!!

What a fantastic early Christmas present.  Our application to the Norfolk County Council Construction Fund has been successful.  We have secured £100,000 worth of funding towards our project.  We are over the moon – it means at long, long last our project has been...
15
DEC
2012

September – December 2012

With the opening of the Charity Shop funds were building towards the project.  Blockwork continued to the inside of the building, the electric and water connections were made.  By December all the external brickwork was complete, internal brickwork to first floor level, internal...
20
OCT
2012

October 2012 – £10,000 awarded by The Big Society Fund

The Poppy Centre Trust were successful with their application to the North Norfolk District Council Big Society Fund. We applied for £10,000 towards the underfloor heating pipework for the new building.  This is the next stage after the brick and block work has been completed...
15
JUL
2012

2 July 2012 – Poppy Centre Charity Shop opens

As funding was still proving difficult to secure the committee decided to open a Charity shop.  They had been searching for several months for some suitable premises.  They wanted a High Street location, which was big enough to stock a range of clothes, bric a brac, books and...
12
APR
2012

April 2012

The Poppy Centre Trust was awarded £5,000.00 from the Norfolk Community Fund towards the external doors and window shutters.  This made the building secure and weather proof.
05
DEC
2011

August 2011 – brickwork commences

In June 2011 the Poppy Centre Trust received a significant grant from an anonymous donor.  It meant that finally the brickwork could begin.  Lots and lots of red bricks were delivered and the brickwork commenced And slowly the building began to grow. and up it went until it...