St Neots: Latest Community Centre Plans

15 March 2014, 09:23 | Updated: 15 March 2014, 09:26

Latest plans have been unveiled for a £1.15 million Community Centre at Love's Farm in St Neots.

Latest plans were unveiled this week for the proposed Community Centre building at Love's Farm, St Neots.  Designers Atkins Ltd and Project Managers Faith and Gould Ltd presented the detailed designs, and T and B (Contractors) Ltd have been confirmed as the main contractors.

The Love's Farm Community Centre will comprise facilities to be used by the community including a large hall served by a kitchen, meeting areas, an office and toilets which will be managed by the Community Association Trust under a lease from Huntingdonshire District Council. 

The separate part of the building will be used for a pre-school, capable of taking 24 children, and will be run by an independent group under the control of Cambridgeshire County Council.

The centre is being jointly funded by the district and county councils, and from Section 106 monies from recent developments on the site, and construction will cost £1.15 million.

The planning permission for the new building is about to be submitted, and the final structural design details completed.  This will allow for the scheme  to meet its programmed start on site in September 2014, with completion in March 2015.

Councillor Robin Howe, Huntingdonshire District Council's Executive Councillor for Healthy and Active Communities, said:

"This is a good example of partnership working with the District and County Councils to provide a building that will meet the needs of the local community.  It will form a vital social centrepiece, both for young mothers and fathers with children, and for Love's Farm residents all of whom are eager to see their community building completed. I look forward to seeing it being put to good use."