Chance to see Corsham campus begin to take shape
1:48pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Latest News
CORSHAM’S community campus is on track for completion next October as the new-look Springfield site takes shape.
Work on the project, which will see the leisure centre converted into a state-of-the-art community hub incorporating the library and community centre, began in February.
The internal wooden walls that will make up the multi-use youth rooms have been built, the roofing tiles have been delivered, and floodlights have been installed at the all-weather sports pitch.
The campus was opened on Friday and Saturday by contractors Midas Group for members of the public to see the progress that has been made, as part of a national scheme to encourage interest in the construction industry.
Among those touring the site were a group of Year 11 pupils from The Corsham School and Chippenham MP Duncan Hames.
Midas Group operations manager Nick Hall, who is overseeing the multi-million pound project, said: “We’re about where we should be. There are always bits that are a little bit ahead or behind, but overall we’re on track.
“It’s a fantastic building that the local community have had a large influence in developing.”
The project is managed on behalf of Wiltshire Council by the Shadow Community Operations Board, which has liaised with the builders throughout the process.
Chairman of the shadow COB Allan Bosley said: “The construction is absolutely on schedule, and we are confident the whole thing will be completed by October next year, but many of the community facilities and the library will be open before then.
“We’re going to have a consultation soon about the library, but the key thing is we are maintaining the links with users, and making sure people understand how it works. It’s generally quite an exciting experience for everyone.”
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