Work starts on the new Butetown Community Centre and the new Butetown Youth Pavilion

September 23, 2011 4:19 PM
Your local Councillor, Delme Greening outside the old Community Centre which will soon be replaced thanks to the Lib Dems on Cardiff Council.

Your local Councillor, Delme Greening outside the old Community Centre which will soon be replaced thanks to the Lib Dems on Cardiff Council.

Local Councillor Delme Greening has welcomed the news that work has now started on developing a new Community Centre and a new Youth Pavilion for Butetown.

Both projects, managed by Lib Dem-led Cardiff Council, will be undertaken by Vinci Construction and should be completed by late Summer 2012.

Butetown Community Centre
The new Butetown Community Centre will be a 3 storey building comprising 2 hall spaces, kitchens, bar area, meeting rooms, 5 business units, a crèche, a day centre, a café area and a computer room. Public art will also be incorporated into the building.

The project is being funded under the Butetown Priority 4 programme and the total cost is £2.1 million. The building will continue to be managed and run by the Butetown Community Association. Funding has also been secured to employ a Development Worker to make sure that the new Centre, when it opens its doors, gets off to the best possible start, providing activities and programmes for all ages and groups in the community.

Butetown Youth Pavilion
The new Butetown Youth Pavilion will be a 2 storey building comprising a recreational sports hall, dance studio, hair and beauty studio, meeting and training rooms, social space, café area and kitchen, a crèche and a music studio. There will also be public art as part of this building. The building will continue to be managed by Cardiff Council's Youth Services and has been designed in partnership with the staff and young people at the Pavilion.

Investment we deserve
Local Councillor Delme Greening said: "This is more great news for our community. Butetown is one of the most deprived areas in Wales and it is only right that we get the investment we deserve. It is pleasing that the Lib Dem-led Council sees Butetown as a priority for investment with investment in new shops and health centre, a new Community Centre and a new Youth Pavilion."

Whilst the Butetown Youth Pavilion and Butetown Community Centre are closed, activities and services are being hosted at other venues in the community. For more information, please contact Teresa Boyle on 029 2087 3184 or check the details onwww.butetownconnected.org.uk

If you have any concerns during the construction stage then either contact Vinci Construction directly on 029 2077 7766 or let Delme know

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