Morgan Sindall makes good progress on Slough's new community sports facility
Morgan Sindall is making good progress on Slough Borough Council’s new Community Sports Facility (CSF).
The company, which is the main contractor delivering the £8 million development for Slough Borough Council through Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), has now completed the superstructure, complete with water-tight roof to the accommodation block / stand as well as the substructure, slab, steel frame and roof liner sheet to the four court sports hall for St. Josephs School.
On completion, the new CSF will provide a venue for a variety of activities, attracting local people of all ages to become more active, more often – a key outcome in the council’s five year £35 million leisure strategy.
The development is being delivered in a number of phases, with the first phase due for completion on 15 August.
Phase one includes building the ground floor of the main accommodation block / stand, 3G pitch, stands and terracing, along with car parking and a four court sports hall for St. Joseph’s School.
Phase two of the scheme will include the completion of the accommodation block / main stand with the first floor providing function rooms, kitchen and bar area, with views overlooking the pitch. Phase two works will continue without interrupting the opening and operation of the phase one accommodation block, pitch and car parking in August 2016. Phase two is due for completion in spring 2017.
Councillor Martin Carter, commissioner for community and leisure, said: “It’s very exciting to see a project I have championed for years coming to life. With the steel frame up it’s clear to see the main stand take shape and as works are steadily progressing on all aspects of the development, I am confident we will be on track to complete phase one on time. Once finished the CSF will be a great new sports centre for local people to use and a fantastic new addition to the town’s overall leisure facilities, which will see a huge boost over the next few years as a result of the considerable investment the council is making.”
James York, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We are delighted to be making good progress on this great facility as part of Slough Urban Renewal, which will give local people a much needed state-of the-art leisure facility. The first phase of the project involves the building of the pitch, the changing rooms and aspects of the public stadium and we look forward to completing this element of the development.”
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