Timeline

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

 

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.

Construction Begins

 

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

 

Opening ceremony at Sky Village. 

Events calendar in operation.

January 2007

January 2008

Start of Legal Process

 

Start of the process of attaining regulation and permissions for building on the site.

September 2009

April 2010

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. 

December 2011

March 2012

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.

August 2014

January 2016

January 2015

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.

March 2016

Legal Process Completed

 

Completion of all legal aspects for the final design allows the 9-12 month construction process to commence

May 2016

September 2016

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.

November 2016

December 2016

Completion

 

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.

More information please about the Sky Village progress.

 

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