As you may know, for some time the Herne and Broomfield Parish Council have been looking into different ways to provide the community with a state-of-the-art community centre facility.
After reviewing the current community hall, it was decided with your help, that the best way of doing this would be to build a new centre adjacent to the old hall. The planning application was approved in August 2014. Thank you to everyone who wrote in support of our application.
The new Community Centre will have a large main hall (for up to 150 people), with a smaller hall, as well as a circular meeting room. It will also have a much larger kitchen than the current hall and the addition of fully accessible toilets and family room. Along with these improvements, there will be a reception area with seating, making it a quality venue to hold events. The parish council office will locate to the new building. The outside design can be seen above.
As the current hall is almost constantly in use, we plan to keep it operating during most of the construction of the new centre, meaning there will be a hall available to use throughout most of the process, although access will be different.
Our Parish Council Chairman, Ann Blatherwick, has signed the contract for the new Community Centre with BEC Construction.
Building of the new Centre is due to start 30th May 2017.
The current hall car park will be unavailable from 22nd May. Users are advised to use School Lane Public Car Park.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Race Night on Saturday at Herne Community Centre. We raised £691.50.
25% will go to Kent Air Ambulance, the remainder towards the new Community Centre.
All systems go!
The Public Works Loan has been approved and BEC Construction Ltd has been awarded the contract to build the new Centre.
Seven companies tendered for the project, each one was examined by the council's quantity surveyor, Betterage & Milsom, to check that they were compliant and were quoting like for like. Two companies were interviewed post tender before the final choice was made.
Work is due to begin on Monday 3rd April to build the new access ramp and alterations to the kitchen of the old hall, which will be out of action for about a week. They will also make an entrance from the public car park, which will be Herris fenced when completed.
The hall car park will still be usable, until they start the main building work at the end of May.
It is intended that the existing hall will continue to be used during the build, albeit with the different access and smaller kitchen space.
The old hall will be demolished when the new building is usable.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that users and residents may have to bear during the year it is expected to take to complete the project.
We are currently looking at kitchen equipment and other fittings for the new building.
We have been offered some office equipment/desk but have nowhere to store it until the new building is open. Does anyone have storage space in their spare room or garage, so we can take advantage of this offer?
Our parish council would love to hear from anyone who wishes to help raise funds to fit the new building out 01227 742700
Our parish council is on the verge of appointing a contractor to build our new community centre in Herne.
7 Tenders received
Herne & Broomfield Parish Council invited suitable building contractors to tender for the construction of the new Herne community centre. The tender period was from 21st November 2016 until noon 16th December.
7 tenders were received and have been checked by our Quantity Surveyors to make sure that they are compliant and like for like.
The council is due to decide which contractor will be chosen on 16 February 2017.
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