Bancroft Conversion Project
Theses pages are to collate and curate the pages we created to find, acquire and plan the conversion of the Bancroft Public Convenience into Hitchin Hackspace.
- Requirements / Wish list A list of what was thought necessary for the ideal hackspace from building requirements to fixtures and fittings.
- Potential sites Locations we were looking at for a permanent home for the Hackspace.
- Space planning A page with links to sub pages of early planning and requirements pages. Many now linked from this page.
Proposal to take on Bancroft
- Stage one proposal A detailed document proposal covering all aspects of taking on Bancroft.
Setting up a Company to take on the Lease
The Council wouldn't lease the Toilet block to a bunch of Geeks who met once a week in a park pavilion so we had to form a company so we had form a company.
- Some thoughts First there were some thoughts on Rate, Fund Raising and forming a company.
- Limited company Trying to decide which kind of company best suited the requirements of a Hackspace.
Insurance is required in order to take on the lease.
- Insurance Researching and investigating possible insurance options
- Insurance Questions & Answers Answers to the kind of Questions Insures ask about what we get up to as a Hackspace.
- Bancroft now Pictures of Bancroft from 2009 and 2014 The Before photos. Not quite so "Now" but they were back then.
- Bancroft internal photos A page with a link to external photos on the inside of the space from 2015.
Detailed Measurements for Planning the Refit
Initial Planning for the Refit
- Bancroft Hackspace A page with links to sub pages of early planning of the refit and pictures of the space. Many now linked from this page.
- Bancroft toilet block re-fit estimates Detailed breakdown of cost estimates for refitting the space.
- Skip_hire Details of Skip Hire for disposing of waste during the refit.
Deciding on a layout for the space
- Proposed layouts A page with numerous variations on possible layouts which was used to agree upon the final layout.
- Views of bancroft toilet refit 3D Images of possible early layouts for Bancroft.
Bancroft Job To-Do List
- Bancroft to do list Initial To-Do List table of all the tasks to refit the space. Very nearly complete now.
- Bancroft toilet block to do list Another Initial To-Do List of all the tasks to refit the space.
- Outstanding Hackspace Build Jobs The Current Active To-Do List
On-going Project works
Dust and Fume Extraction Projects
- The Hacks-traction Project Early stages of a project to install an extraction system.
- Access control and monitoring One of the pages on info on a proposed Access Control System.
- Door entry system The other of the pages on info on a proposed Access Control System.
- Software Tools Links to Software tools to help manage a hackspace.