September 26th, 2016

Bromsgrove hub at former Parkside School building delayed again

Bromsgrove hub at former Parkside School building delayed again Bromsgrove hub at former Parkside School building delayed again
Updated: 8:01 am, Sep 27, 2015

THE COMPLETION date on Bromsgrove’s new multi-million pound community hub on the former Parkside School site has been delayed again.

And councillors admitted at the latest full council meeting, on Wednesday (September 23), that it was not yet known how long it would take until it was ready or how much the delay would cost taxpayers.

It was hoped the move would take place at the start of October but during the evening it was announced there were a number of issues delaying it.

When it is ready the historic building, which has been listed by English Heritage, will house the town’s new library, the JobCentre Plus, the registry office, customer service centre, Bromsgrove District Council and Worcestershire County Council offices and rooms available for private functions.

The project, which is costing £6.9million, was originally due to be completed by December, but because of the age of the building, repairs by developers Thomas Vale have taken a few weeks longer than predicted.

As well as the moving the civic building closer to the town centre, the decision was also taken as the current district council offices in Burcot Lane were deemed to be uneconomical and not fit for purpose.

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