Fenland firm complete community centre in rapidly growing area in Peterborough
A CHATTERIS firm has finished building a new community facility in a rapidly growing area of Peterborough and is set to hand over to a management company.
M.A.R.S. (Construction) have been working on the Hampton Vale Community Centre which will be officially opened next Friday and open to the public on Monday, November 7.
The 330sq-metre centre, on West Lake Avenue, has two halls that can be used either together or separately for sports clubs, groups, mums and other Hampton-based organisations to hold their regular meetings. When used together the halls can seat up to 280 people at a time.
Geoff Butler, head of construction at M.A.R.S., said: “One of the most interesting features is the distinctive roof design which matches those on other buildings nearby. The detailed design was provided by Peterborough-based Waldeck Associates, named recently as Consulting Engineer of the Year.
“The building has under floor heating, an acoustic partition to divide the main hall into two separate function rooms, adult and child-friendly WC facilities and an external rubber crumb safety play area.
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“The facilities provided include a large community room, office and administration areas, smaller meeting rooms, a kitchen and serving area. The building is wheelchair-friendly with level access and wide doorways.”
The Chatteris firm has worked in the area before when it was awarded the contract for a �1million pound extension of the Hampton Vale Primary School five years ago
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They were also building classroom extensions and a new children’s centre at the Hampton Hargate Primary School earlier in the year.