New £2.5million Civic Centre and Library in Whitnash completed - The Leamington Observer

New £2.5million Civic Centre and Library in Whitnash completed

Leamington Editorial 29th Oct, 2021   0

THE NEW £2.5million Civic Centre and Library in Whitnash will open next month.

Building work at the Acre Close centre is now complete, as are water and sewer connections, and internet and phone services are also up and running.

Contractors are now into the final phase of resolving small snags before the key hand ahead of the official opening on November 17.

The centre includes a multi-use sports hall, library, community cafe, meeting room and offices for Whitnash Town Council (WTC). The library service will relocate from Franklin Road to the new centre.

The previous community centre was 45 years old and past its use-by date and a new cente had long-been a priorty for the town.

It has become a reality thanks to the hard work of many townspeople – most notably Coun Judy Falp and the late Coun Tony Heath.

The scheme has been funded thanks to contributions from Warwick District Council, Sport England, Warwickshire Country Council and a public works loan.

Crowdfunding raised an additional £20,000 for the likes of landscaping, electric vehicle charging points and bike racks.

The sports hall will have two badminton courts for hire, be available to hire as a space for classes and groups, and for hosting shows, plays and gigs.

The meeting room will be available for hire to the public and will be suitable for hosting meetings, team building, interviews or hot desking.

Independent cafe operator Blenz Café will be operating the cafe.

As part of the project, the two football pitches and rugby pitch at Acre Close Park have been reseeded. The skate ramp has also been moved and improved, along with the Whitnash wheel of fitness outdoor exercise equipment.

Whitnash Town Council are also working to secure a grant to reinstate the measured mile at Washbourne Fields in the near future.

Residents are invited to attend the opening on November 17, between 5pm and 7pm, to look round the centre.

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