Work starts on new Stanway Community Centre

Work has started on the construction of a new community facility in Stanway. Located on the Western Bypass in Stanway, the new 504m2 Stanway Community Centre will offer a host of flexible spaces and additional resources to benefit local residents.

The development is being completed by Hutton Group and project managed by Colchester Amphora Trading Limited (CATL), a wholly owned commercial business of Colchester Borough Council.

We have been working hard to bring this project from plan to reality and I am delighted to see construction now underway. With the rapid expansion of Stanway, and the existing community halls often fully booked, it is a much needed that we know will be well used.

Councillor Paul Dundas

Leader of the Council , Colchester Borough Council

This is another excellent local community centre new build project, being managed by Colchester Amphora Trading Limited on behalf of the Council, and we look forward to the opening next year.

Paul Smith

Group Commercial Director, Colchester Commercial Holdings Ltd

Facilities will include a large main hall and a smaller one which can be subdivided. There will be a kitchen, offices and meeting room spaces upstairs and a defibrillator on site. There will also be PV panels and electric charging points.

The centre will also have a ‘Changing Places’ facility, which is crucial to maximise accessibility and ensure that all visitors have the equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

I am delighted that work is set to start on this fantastic resource for local residents. It will add much-needed capacity and give flexibility for a wide range of groups and individuals to use the centre.

The development demonstrates the Council’s commitment to maximising developer contributions to help provide facilities that help benefit the local community.

Cllr Beverley Oxford

Portfolio Holder for Communities, Colchester Borough Council

It is anticipated the building will be completed in summer 2022.