This prize money is a welcome boost to support the Formula Schools Competition which the boys are hoping to win this year. They have to design and build a 1/8th scale petrol engineered powered car from scratch and have already secured valuable support from local companies. SEEDA is committed to moving the South East towards becoming a ‘wired region’, where modern communications technology will be part of everyday life and benefit those living here.
To maintain economic growth for future generations, IT skills development is a priority and the standard of entry we had from schools is a reflection of the terrific enthusiasm young people have for the options technology offers. As the organisation promoting science and technology in schools, we were very keen to get involved in this project alongside SEEDA.
We were extremely impressed by the quality and the originality of the designs that were submitted, and the overall standard of the students’ work. The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and its development partner, Berkeley Homes welcomed residents to a Public Meeting on Monday 4th February to discuss the latest proposals for the Ropetackle site. The residents were told to “fasten their seatbelts” as they were taken on an animated fly-through of the scheme, highlighting the changes to the layout and the size and shape of the proposed buildings.
The computerised model, designed by architects Tibbalds TM2, enabled people to see the proposals in 3-D and how they will work with the surrounding environment. This was the most positive endorsement of our proposals yet. The residents were really supportive of what we are trying to achieve. These include a café area on the third floor, which will give panoramic views over Shoreham and the South Downs. Tim Loughton MP, who chairs the Ropetackle Community Facility Woking Group, assured the residents that the new facility would not mean the end of the existing Pond Road Community Centre and that the two facilities should be able to co-exist.