October 2 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A long-awaited community centre for families living at a Costessey housing estate is finally set to open later this month.
The building of a community centre at Queen’s Hills stalled after the housing estate’s lead developers, Cofton, went into administration in 2009.
But on September 20 Costessey Parish Council will hold an opening event for the West Costessey Hall between 10am and 1pm.
Hilary Elias, parish clerk, revealed the building has just received a completion certificate which means it can now be used.
Speaking at a meeting of the parish council last night, she said the “beautiful building” was not absolutely finished with tradesmen set to rectify any outstanding issues as part of a “snagging list”.
She said: “It’s an absolutely beautiful building and we hope the residents of Queens Hills appreciate it.”
The council paid £200,000 towards the centre, which cost just over £1m to build.
Viv Bell, chairman of the council, said: “I just can’t believe we’re there... It’s a building to be proud of.”