Croeserw Primary School get a sneak preview of the new Croeserw Community Centre
Andrew Scott Ltd invited pupils from Croeserw Primary School along with their Head Teacher, Mr Alan Clifford, to join them for a sneak preview of the nearly completed Croeserw Community Centre.
Under the watchful eye of ‘Ivor Goodsite’ (Industry Mascot of the Considerate Construction Scheme), Project Manager Jamie Costain gave the pupils a guided tour of the new Community Centre along with the excellent external playing area that has been incorporated within the project. The children were very excited at the prospect of using the facilities and were quite taken by Ivor the mascot.
During the tour, Jamie took time out to explain to the young children about the dangers of playing near construction sites, making them aware of the everyday hazards that they may come across and the need to play safe over the school summer holidays.
Neath Port Talbot Council carried out a number of consultations and worked closely with local residents to find out what was needed to improve the village. This new state of the art centre has been constructed in conjunction with other major environmental improvements to the surrounding area and will officially open its doors to the public in September 2013.
The new centre will provide flexible accommodation for community enterprises and small start-up businesses and will attain a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. It also includes a wide range of community facilities such as a dedicated youth and IT training area and two fully equipped workshops for construction skills and hair and beauty training courses. A community cafe has been located on the ground floor providing a much needed meeting place for all members of the local community.
Jamie Costain, Project Manager with 'Ivor Goodsite', Staff and children of Croeserw Primary School