We had a surprise in our email from Viebrockhaus this morning.
The email brought news that because of one of their other projects being delayed, we have the opportunity to jump in and fill this gap if we want to.
This means that provided we can be ready quickly (3 weeks from now) with all the decisions about the decor (floor tiles, bathroom furniture, door handles, light switches etc.), that building can begin in Week 46 (w/c 14th November) 2016!
The original timeline we had was that they would not start building until February or March, with a moving-in date in July.
Since we have mostly already decided on all of the decor, we of course jumped at this opportunity and Week 46 is now reserved for us and our new target moving-in date should also be somewhat earlier. During the next week or so we should get a revised time plan.