Bovis Homes Jeremy Cook (left) with Cllr Keith Pearson (centre) and Andy Metcalfe
Work has recently completed on a new £1 million community centre as part of the Coopers Edge community near Brockworth, Gloucestershire, where we have three locations: Imperial View, Centurion View and Glevum Oaks.
The new centre is part of a scheme to deliver extensive housing provision to the area and ensures that as houses are built, residents are provided with facilities to support the growing community.
Most recently this includes Coopers Edge Primary School alongside numerous public open spaces and play areas.
Local building contractor Speller Metcalfe was contracted by the Coopers Edge Consortium, made up of Bovis Homes, Barratt Homes and Persimmon Homes, to undertake the work.
Jeremy Cook, associate commercial director at Bovis Homes said: "We're proud of what the Consortium is creating at Coopers Edge, and delighted at how quickly a strong community spirit has developed there alongside the new homes and infrastructure.
"This new community centre is a symbol of that spirit and a real milestone in the life of this location. It is the latest in a host of fantastic new facilities being provided for local residents, such as play areas and sports pitches, that are making Coopers Edge so popular with local house buyers."
Andy Metcalfe, joint managing director at Speller Metcalfe, spoke about the importance of the new centre: "To many, this may be just a small part of a larger operation to meet local housing needs, but it is absolutely vital that as the residential area expands we can provide facilities to meet the needs of these communities."
The new single-storey centre provides three multi-use rooms, storage, disabled access, changing and kitchen facilities as well as a double height hall for a range of activities.
Externally, the building is reflective of the local area with Cotswold stone in use throughout.
Cllr Keith Pearson of Stroud District Council said: "I am extremely pleased to see this new Community Centre completed, on time and to budget.
"It will be a very good facility for those living on the Coopers Edge Estate, in three different Parishes, and is another step forward to the long awaited completion of Coopers Edge - delayed so long because of the economic downturn a few years ago."