NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR COOPERS EDGE RESIDENTS STARTS ON SITE
The site had been earmarked for the venture as part of the larger on-going residential development, and becomes the latest in a series of community initiatives by the Coopers Edge consortium – Bovis Homes, Barratt Homes and Persimmon Homes – for local residents.
The official sod cutting ceremony marked the start of the project for Speller Metcalfe, who have been contracted to undertake the works.
Andy Metcalfe, Joint Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe explained how the facility will benefit residents: “The community centre is an integral part of any community and Coopers Edge is no different.
“As a multi-functional facility, residents will have access to a sports hall with sprung floor for activities like indoor football and badminton, as well as a kitchen area, café and meeting rooms and Speller Metcalfe is delighted to be a part of this project as a contractor based local to site in Brockworth itself.”
Jeremy Cook of Bovis Homes added; “This is part of our ongoing work to make Coopers Edge a fantastic community to live in and we’re pleased to be working with a local business in Speller Metcalfe to deliver another key milestone in the lifetime of this project.”
Representatives from the three homebuilders were also on site to celebrate the project start, alongside representatives from Stroud District Council – Councillor Keith Pearson and Development Manager John Longmuir.
“Because of the recession, the works had been delayed but now funding is available for the associated community projects it’s absolutely fantastic to see a new centre that the local community can grow up with,” said Cllr Keith Pearson. “We want it to be a facility that residents will enjoy for years to come.”
The project on behalf of Bovis Homes, Barratt Homes and Persimmon Homes follows other local initiatives to enhance community living at Coopers Edge, including Coopers Edge Primary School, numerous public open spaces and play areas, and is due to complete in June 2015.