From a vision three years ago, to a highly anticipated climbing centre just around the corner from completion – we sure have progressed, but not without several challenging hurdles thrown in along the way for good measure.
Looking back to 2015, our vision was simply that – a vision. An idea to build an indoor climbing centre that provided an income stream for us to deliver projects which support people who are often on the margins of society. And so, we set to work…
After a rocky year of working to secure the funding required to complete the development, we received a substantial grant from Mick George and we finally managed to complete the last leg of our funding journey.
Once we had secured the much-needed funding, we set about finding the perfect climbing setting. As some of you may be aware, we regrettably lost our first location to a bigger company, however we later secured our long-awaited building in the perfect location; a location that would soon be home to over 400 M2 of bouldering walls, a coffee house, a yoga & wellness studio (coming soon!) and spaces dedicated for community use.
Once we had finally secured our long-awaited location, we were able to focus our attention on achieving planning permission needed to be able to run a leisure facility on the premises. The planning permission journey wasn’t without a number of highs and lows, but we got there in the end and we were super excited to throw all of our energy into finally bringing our vision to life!
From excitedly mapping out the layout of the centre with tape to constructing our boulder walls and working our way through copious amounts of steel and paint, we can’t believe we are less that 48 hours away from bringing you Corby’s first ever climbing centre – Check out our progress in the gallery below!
We are immensely proud of the progress we have made in the past three years and we’re very excited to finally open our centre on the 28th of July 2018.