After four years of campaigning, residents finally realised their wish for a new £1 million community sports pavilion and pitches close to Peterborough city centre, which has recently been completed by natural and synthetic sports ground specialists Agripower Contractors.
The project was part of a section 106 agreement reached between Barratt Homes and Peterborough City Council when the housing giant built 500 homes on the old British Sugar Site in Peterborough. The L-shaped development has plugged the 2.7 hectare gap between the eastern extent of the British Sugar estate and Wharf Road.
The overall project entailed a new pavilion completed by Kier Eastern, which has already won numerous design awards, two natural football pitches; one adult, at the front of the development and one junior, a fully floodlit four court 20mm monofilament surface Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) as well as all landscaping and hard-scaping including a car park for over 40 cars. The artificial all weather pitch will be situated next to the junior football pitch and will be big enough for four tennis courts/five-a-side football pitches.
Cllr Lee, who is also city council cabinet member for community services, spoke of his delight of the project which was recently completed. He said: "It's a boost for the area and I'm really pleased. It's been four years in the making and is now the third community centre in the ward."
The project has been so well received by the local community that Peterborough Town Football Club are to make the facility the 1st teams training facility.
For further information, please contact Agripower Contractors on 01494 866776 or visit www.agripower.co.uk