Final works are underway before the opening of the new Lowford Centre, in Bursledon. The new £3.5m community building includes Bursledon GP practice, Lowford Community Library, Bursledon Parish Office and the Bursledon Community Centre.
Internal works on the building are largely complete as Mansell, the Council’s construction partner, complete the decoration and final floor finishes. External works at the front of the building are underway to complete the new car park, footpath and block paving.
The new GP practice opens to patients on Wednesday 26 February with the Community Centre, Parish Office and Library open to the public from Tuesday 11 March. A launch event to celebrate the opening of the new facilities is planned on Saturday 22 March from 12pm until 3pm.
The event will include food and refreshments, a range of activities and demonstrations from user groups along with storytelling in the library, arts and crafts in the halls and a mobile farm in the community centre garden. All are welcome to attend. Local community groups and organisations, including a dance school and health and fitness classes, are benefitting from the new Lowford Centre by signing up to use the brand new facilities. Discussions are ongoing with a range of other organisations and residents to use the exciting new centre.
Sally Upton from Fitzell-Roberts School of Dance said,
“This is a great opportunity to bring dance to the local community and we are delighted to be able to encourage local children and adults to enjoy dance, have fun and be active.”
Council Leader Keith House said
“This project will deliver real benefits for the local community in and around Bursledon. It’s great to see so many local groups already planning to use the centre and the building nearing completion”.
If you are interested in booking the facilities at the centre or you would like further details about the project or what the community centre can offer, please visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk/lowfordcentre or contact the community association on 023 8040 2234.