Our New Building11 Feb 2014, by Brad Collins.
We are very pleased to announce that we have finally managed to lease a building here in Phnom Penh. We had been promised a building last year by persons who shall not be named. But the national elections and the uncertainty after the elections were contested put many things on permanent hold. So we made the decision to go ahead and rent a building ourselves.
The new location is #155 E0/E1 on Street 110, in Daun Penh in Phnom Penh. The location is very good. The building can be clearly seen from Nordodom Blvd. and is only a street over from our present office that is located in Brad's flat on Street 108.
As you can see from the next few shots, the ground floor will need a bit of work.
The left side will be a cafe, with a large kitchen in the back – the wall with the door will be largely knocked out and replaced with a counter.
The right side will need the most work. The half floor will be knocked out entirely and turned into our Naga General Supply shop.
Behind the shop, this forlorn looking area will be enlarged and become the studyhall's tutorial and scanning center.
Don't worry, the toilet will be completely rebuilt.
Behind the tutorial room, not pictured, will be our server room which will be large enough to hold four 19" racks.
There is also a very nice patio at the back of the building on the first floor.
The first floor, which we will be using as office space is in far better shape than the ground floor.
We got the keys about five days ago and are starting the long process of rennovation. The building will be the headquarters for Chenla and our sister for-profit company, Repozit as well as the location for our first Studyhall.
We'll be blogging our progress as things move along.