New sports facility opens
PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 12:50 07 January 2013
THE ribbon was cut to officially open a new community sports facility in Worle.
Willmott Dixon has completed work on the multi-million pound outlet at Worle Community School in Redwing Drive.
North Somerset Council’s £2.7million project, known as @Worle, will house state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities for the community, and will open to the public in January.
The new building includes a fitness gym, dance studio with top-quality sprung wooden floor, several multi-purpose rooms, and changing facilities inside and outside.
There is also a full-sized floodlit 3G artificial turf pitch for football and rugby, a full-sized artificial turf pitch for hockey, a new café and reception.
The building will house day services for adults with learning disabilities in partnership with adult social services.
The Brandon Trust, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities, will be moving from its previous base in Winterstoke Road to the new building, along with the community meals service and the popular Banwell Pottery.
The relocation of these council services will save an estimated £92,000 a year.
Photo from left: Justin Harvey-Bennett and Russ Currie from North Somerset Council, Marie Forbes from The Brandon Trust, Pete Binding, headteacher of Worle Community School.