Ingrid Abreu Scherer, volunteer (Strategic development)
The building was in a variable state. Some rooms were just about OK, some were completely uninhabitable. We had to think about how do we turn the building into something usable, and how do we do it for free, or for cheap. One of the things we did was to work with a local architect, Joe Swift. He put an advert in various trade’s newspapers online asking for designers and we got about five. They came from Italy, Russia, Ireland, and the UK, we housed them upstairs and they enjoyed it.