On July 29th 2012, The extension to the Kapiti Women’s Centre was officially opened. Both the Mukume Taiko Drummers and the Women’s Community Choir performed for guests, and they greatly added to the occasion. The Mayor Jenny Rowan, our wonderful builder Vince Osborne and equally wonderful architect Rob Kofoed joined major sponsors and the KWC collective in cutting the golden ribbon to pieces and declaring the new-look centre open. We would love you to visit for a tour of our new meeting room AND to check out the many changes to the original building : We are fortunate to now have more quiet spaces to offer women support, an additional counselling room, a larger reception, more space for our administrators, and a fantastic new kitchen.
Women of KWC gathered at the centre today to celebrate the addition of the roof to our new building. The builders joined us for a sausage sizzle, and to raise our glasses to the progress of this much anticipated project.
Work is flying ahead on our building extension. Two long time supporters of the centre dropped by to check out the progress. Click here to follow the building project.
Week 1: Work on the foundations
Week 2: The piles go in
Week 3: Rejoicing at the new floor!
Week 4: WALLS!
Week 5: Our new space is really
Week 6: Makings of the roof
Week 7: the building is being wrapped and the
roof is going on
Week 8: Roof and cladding in place, and
it’s only Monday!
Weeks 9 & 10: Progress on the Interior
Weeks 11 & 12: While we are closed, the refit of the existing building begins!
Week 13: The Centre re-opens for Term 2
In the first half of Term 2, we moved into our new room! It’s still waiting for some finishing touches but we are already enjoying the extra space, the beautiful light, and the warmth from our new heat pump.
2012 is off to a fantastic start at the Kapiti Women’s Centre. After many months of planning and fundraising, work on the new extension is now underway. We are watching with excitement as the new piles are put in place. Come and visit us to check out the action! The front door to the Centre is closed while work is underway. Please follow the signs around to the back entrance.