After over two and a half years of planning, the bulldozers have moved in and our new Scout Hall project is underway.
Work on the Jubilee Scout Hall commenced on the 21st October with an estimated 45-week delivery programme enabling our Scouts to return to the new hall in September 2020.
With the hall finally being cleared of all Scout equipment in September, the handover of keys was made to Armfield Construction who were appointed as the principal contractor for the re-development works.
The new premises will consist of two halls and shared facilities – one smaller hall and a large hall that can be divided into two which will potentially enable three activities to run simultaneously. A large car park will be available to avoid the need to park on the road, with improved wider and less steep access (if you have driven past recently you will have already seen the reshaped entrance).
Inside the new premises there will be modern catering facilities, safer access to storage facilities for the Scout Camp equipment and toilet and washing facilities for the field.
We are hoping to incorporate a purpose-built indoor climbing wall into the structure to expand our activities for the Scouts.
The building will embrace modern energy-efficient heating and lighting whilst improving its green credentials with improved installations.