Plans for £6.4m pavilion and sports facilities progress

The front of the community pavilion

A new £6.4m community pavilion in Stapleford is progressing with the release of updated artists’ impressions and new plans for the building and sports pitches.

Due to open in 2025, the new pavilion and sports grounds will be located on the Hickings Lane Recreation Ground and is one of six regeneration projects funded through the £21.1m Stapleford Towns Fund.

It will replace some of the town’s out-of-date community facilities and will now include a fully accessible, energy-efficient building, community café, multi-use events and learning spaces and community rooms, 3G sports pitches and changing rooms and onsite car parking spaces and cycle storage will also become available.

The outdoor facilities will include an eleven-a-side 3G pitch and a smaller seven-a-side multi-use pitch, as well as space on the park for two five-a-side grass pitches or one seven-a-side pitch, however, a planning application is required for the sports pitches.

Ian Jowett, chair of the Stapleford Towns Fund, said: “We’ve worked together with local people to a find solution for the lack of quality community facilities in our town, and this new state-of-the-art community pavilion gives people what they told us they want and need – a central hub for everyone to use. 

“We listened to what people thought about our plans at our drop-in event in May and our team has worked hard to enhance the plans to make sure that this landmark £6.4m investment meets the many needs of our community, which we know it will.” 

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