Refurbishment work is currently underway at Manor Park Community Centre that will address all works identified on the building survey as well as refurbishment of the whole building.
The council held a consultation in the Manor Park area in 2017 to find out what community facilities residents would like to see in their local area. A key area of feedback was for more space to hire for community events, parties and meetings.
The first phase of work involved refurbishment and opening of new community facility Manor Park Pavilion and expansion of the nursery at Manor Park Community Centre. This was completed last year.
The refurbishment of the community centre includes some minor remodelling and upgrade of all building services including new windows, toilets and kitchen floors. The works are expected to be finished by late summer.
Leo Masood, buildings and projects manager, said: “We ran a consultation in the Manor Park area last year, and overwhelmingly residents said they would really like more space to hire for community events. Now along with the pavilion, the refurbished community centre will offer excellent facilities for people who need space for their events. I am really looking forward to opening this facility for the community in late summer.”
James Swindlehurst, leader of the council and cabinet member for regeneration and strategy, said: “We are extremely pleased to be delivering this refurbishment for our residents working from their own suggestions of what is needed in their area. This is the next phase of the Manor Park redevelopment plan to complement the new Manor Park Pavilion and the expansion of the nursery. I look forward to seeing the renovations completed and the residents enjoying the updated facilities.”