Construction works are moving swiftly on as the new Chinnor Community Building takes shape. The topping out has now been completed, the roof is on, and the builders have completed the first fix electrics, fitted the windows and doors and are rapidly progressing to installing internal fixtures and fittings. A very visible innovation is the array of solar PV cells on the zinc roof, which will generate electricity for the centre and will also be linked in to the grid as part of the feed-in tariff scheme.
When completed, the Community Building will have six changing rooms to cater for the adjacent football pitches and playing field. High specification shower rooms are now being tiled and sealed. As well as sports facilities, the new centre will act as a community hub and have a function room, clubroom, bar and kitchen in addition to providing office space for the Parish Council.
PCMS Design are project managing the whole build having previously carried out the design, specification and now the contract administration. We have been making site visits each week to support the contractor as the building progresses.
Works are on target for completion by this Christmas, with a grand opening planned for early in the New Year.