As a non-profit community group relying on grants, unlike developers, we can’t buy the building first and then design how we will use it.
We must do all the planning work – even down to the cost of every nail we will use – before our capital funders agree for us to purchase…. and this planning takes A LOT of time!
So, what have we been up to?
A not-for-profit company – Peacock & Verity Community Spaces Ltd – has been set up with the aim of planning, purchasing, refurbishing, and operating the building. The name was chosen because, as older Mashamers will know, the shop was run as Peacock’s, and then Peacock and Verity, before becoming Brayshaw’s.
It was opened as Peacock & Verity following a refurbishment in 1914
Click here to find out what's been happening.. including surveying, designing and more!