Land Plots Purchased
The land was purchased with the intention of creating a rural educational centre which would complement and be supported by the local International Rural Resort of Geshaview.
Water permission granted
Further processing of legal permissions and finalising of acceptance to drill for potable water on site to enable a unique degree of sustainability for the whole village.
Local Resort Geshaview Completed
Final development of the International Rural Resort Geshaview reaches completion and is awarded international recognition by WHO and other bodies for its minimal impact and community engagement programme.
Conceptual Drawings Produced
Full conceptual drawings and design feature outlines are produced. Desired outcomes including Dark Sky status and environmental certifications are considered realistic to be both met and exceeded.
Official launch of the Sky Village project after 7 years of behind-the-scenes work. Property programme opens to invite Founder Partners to share in creating Sky Village.
First phase of construction starts and Founder Partners are invited to site to witness the ground being broken. Work continues throughout the Summer and the first houses are complete by August 2016, along with the Visitor Centre and Research Centre.
Opening ceremony at Sky Village.
Events calendar in operation.
Start of Legal Process
Start of the process of attaining regulation and permissions for building on the site.
Astronomy Idea Formed
During a week-long visit to explore the possibilities for creating an astronomical centre of excellence in the region, the location and practicalities were assessed by our Science Specific Partner, now Technical Founder Neil Phillipson.
Design Brief Created
Serious consideration for the World’s first minimal-impact astronomy village and research centre is placed on the sketch pad. Throughout 2012 & 13 futher studies take place and a full concept produced, confirming the vision of Sky Village.
Partnership Put in Place
Partners and experts are brought in to the Sky Village project to support and underpin with wisdom and expertise. Advice and ‘blue sky thinking’ is championed to create not only the World’s first observatory houses, but also a community of science and education excellence.
Legal Process Completed
Completion of all legal aspects for the final design allows the 9-12 month construction process to commence
2nd Phase Begins
Second phase of 20 houses begins construction and visitor centre fit-out begins. Staff are recruited and all partners / suppliers and investment partners are invited for pre-launch event.
All observatory houses completed and sold. Events programme released and research programme finalised for 2017.
Sky Village BG to be in full operation by January 2017.
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