We are very happy to announce that the Sri Krishna Haveli, the largest project in the history of Bhaktivedanta Manor, is now ready. This purpose-built haven will serve as a cultural centre, education facility and an events space to meet the needs of our wonderful community.
We will celebrate the opening of the facilities on Monday 9th March with a day of festivities together with Gaura Purnima and Holika dahan.
The Haveli is almost complete awaiting utility connections, testing of plant & equipment and snagging. As goes with almost all construction projects, delays do happen for many reasons and rushing the contractors to finish wouldn’t be in the best interest of the temple, as we want a quality finish for the entire project.
In the meantime, we are pleased to inform you that there will be some small ‘stress testing’ events, followed by a formal Grand Opening event in the New Year.
Our heartfelt thanks to you all, for your donations and pledges that most of you have started fulfilling.
We are very pleased to say that construction is moving forward with great momentum. Any time lost due to unforeseeable conditions is being made up by working late and over the weekends. Works now completed include – kitchens and bakery, prasadam seva hall, ramps and stairwell to temple and paving. Works are in progress on the landscaping, chakra garden, painting and finishing, light fittings, reception finishing, Kirtan Hall roof battens, lighting and floor.
We are very pleased to say that construction is moving forward with great momentum. Any time lost due to unforeseeable conditions is being made up by working late and over the weekends. Works now completed include the first fix of all electrical and mechanical, kitchen fridges and freezers, the windows and external doors, screeding, ridge tiles on roof. With restoring the cottage building (ladies ashram) it was found that the old roof beams could not be saved due to rot, so a new roof is now being manufactured. Externally the hard landscaping has begun but due to the Janmashtami festival some of the work will be held back to save on public inconvenience.