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Linwood Sports Hub plans progress

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November 20 2012

Linwood Sports Hub plans progress
Plans to erect a new sports hub in Linwood have hit a key milestone with the demolition of the town’s community centre, part of a wider plan to reconfigure the provision of local community services.

Linwood Community Sports Hub is costed at £19.6m and will contain an adult day care centre, three swimming pools, an eight court sports hall, studios, fitness suite, café, refurbished synthetic pitch and an upgraded athletics track and grass pitches.

Whilst welcoming the new facilities Jeanette Anderson, chairperson of the Linwood Community Development Trust, has voiced concern at the demolition of the old community centre.

Writing in the groups community action plan Anderson said: “Although the new Sports Hub was welcomed by the people of Linwood, they believed that fragmenting the 1000+ services-users of the existing Community Centre into the new Sports Hub and other venues throughout Linwood, would have a negative effect on the quality of life for hard-to-reach groups and would also breakdown the intergenerational work currently experienced.”

Designed by Cre8 Architecture and built by BAM the scheme has earned its contractors a Considerate Constructors Scheme score of  92.5%, ranking it in the top 3% of 10,000 UK sites inspected each year.

The Sports Hub is due for completion in Spring 2013.

 
Construction work is progressing well
Construction work is progressing well
The new look centre is intended to change perceptions of the Renfrewshire town
The new look centre is intended to change perceptions of the Renfrewshire town

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