After much planning we now have more information about the Big Move - when Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust staff decamp from Robinswood Hill Country Park to a temporary office while the current office gets a radical makeover.
From February we will be moving out of our HQ to temporarily occupy office space at Kings Square, in the centre of Gloucester. The interim office is located two floors above the Chambers pub, very near to Gloucester bus station and Kings Walk shopping centre.
Whilst we're in Gloucester the builders will move into Robinswood to carry out a big overhaul of the quality and structure of the current building. Plans include the creation of an indoor café and a visitor centre area displaying information about Robinswood Hill. There will be dedicated facilities for volunteers and improvements to the facilities available for school groups. In addition, community spaces will be available for hire.
Once we move back into the refurbished office, likely to be next Autumn, GWT will continue to share the site with the Gloucester City Council countryside rangers who manage the country park.
The £950,000 project is being funded through a range of sources including £200,000 from Gloucester City Council and £150,000 from Grundon Waste Management, a long-term supporter of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.