[hackspacebristol] tech college crew space: 2000sq ft for £4000 pa

Patrick Neave patrick at neavey.net
Wed Feb 20 09:32:32 UTC 2013


David,

That's great, thanks for writing that up. I had no idea you went to the viewing. 

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Patrick

On 20 Feb 2013, at 01:33, David Henshall <david_henshall at lineone.net> wrote:

> Hi Matt in reply...
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> On 19 Feb 2013, at 11:52, matthew venn wrote:
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>> With all the talk about moving, why didn't more people attend the viewing?
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> I did go along to the viewing and yes it was interesting. I couldn't stay long at the time and I didn't get to hear prices articulated in those terms. The carve up of who would take which space started when I had to leave. £4000 for 2000sq ft does sound cheap if that was exactly on offer. Having said this the space was by no means ideal for what has been discussed for potential aspirations for the hackspace.
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>> And why was there no follow up to the list? 
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> At the time I took the punt that since we had agreed there would be a meeting about moving the hackspace on the 4th March we could discuss  it then. I understand that you know the members of the college group and would talk to them regardless at any point. 
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> The college crowd are nice group of people and would be great to work with/alongside them.
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> If you would like a report now then I'll let you know. The space available looked a bit bigger than the size of the whole of G11 It was the basement area with not much natural light unless the roller shutter was open. Fine in summer but may be not in winter. This has been used as an industrial space, there would be quite a bit to clear up.
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> As well as the collection of units there is a yard with an adjoining scrap yard. This is located in the collection of back streets by the city recycling centre in St Phillips. The nearest postcode is BS2 0RA if you would like to take a look at street view. Look for Alfred Street, the green unit at the end of the building with a sign for 'Byfield Services'. 
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> Though the area isn't absolutely shocking as previously mentioned it is industrial and has what appears to b some sort of 'private club' opposite. 
> When I mentioned that we might want to have events like more Hack Kids and perhaps encourage a knitting circle type group, Eric and colleagues expressed a recognition of doubt as to it's suitability. May be, may be not the area but also the building.
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> If we seriously considered somewhere like this it would open up a rage of other potentially more suitable buildings eg.
> 61 Old Market Street, (the Old Games Workshop type club and before that Veals fishing tackle supplies).
> http://www.burstoncook.co.uk/OldMarketStreet_61_.pdf.pdf The building has 3phase and ducting for ventilation as well as off street parking next to Gardiner Haskins. (I think the rent is £10,000 pa).
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>> With all the talk about moving, why didn't more people attend the viewing?
> Put bluntly the original meeting was arranged for Sunday, cancelled then moved to Monday then next day at 1.00pm.
> I only found this out by chasing this up by phone. I couldn't update the list in time unfortunately to let people know. Currently I can only email the list from my work laptop. I believe you were up North working...
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> Incidentally it would be a positive thing if Ed could sort his email out for the list too. If he is a key holder and long time resident of the space it seems fair that members can at least contact him to be let in to the space. When of course you are not in. If you know you are going to be away for a week perhaps you would like to pass on your key to a member who can use it. 
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>>  It seems a good proposition.
> Yes but would need careful consideration. Perhaps Patrick should have a look too so that we can talk about this properly at the next meeting.
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>> Actions speak louder than words.
> Sure thing, would you be willing to go halves with me on the cost of the lathe Richard suggested for the space? ;-)
> http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Machines-Accessories/Lathes/Model-C3-Mini-Lathe/Model-C3-Mini-Lathe
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