A £300,000 project to extend and refurbish the community facilities at Peartree Park pavilion in Shephall has been completed and the building has now re-opened for business.
The work was designed and overseen by Stevenage Borough Council and funded by Sure Start provision for Early Years education, made available through Hertfordshire County Council.
Triangle pre-school, the main users of the facilities, were temporarily based at the Canyon Play Centre until the works were completed and were pleased to move back into a very different building to the one they had left.
The improvements to the pavilion, carried out by contractors Bolt and Weeks, include a new main entrance to the hall and a new secondary entrance to the changing facilities that provide a new park keeper’s office and an accessible lavatory.
Community provision has also been extended with a large double height space that can be fully opened up, extending under an external canopy into an enlarged play area.
The existing changing rooms have also been improved with a ‘fresco of footballs’ emphasising the playing fields main use.
Cllr Howard Burrell, Executive Member for Children and Young People, Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: “High quality community facilities such as this are vital to the town. We are delighted to have been able to provide a much improved venue which children, young people, and everyone else who uses the pavilion, will be able to enjoy for years to come.”
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The attached photos show three external and one internal view of the newly refurbished Peartree Park pavilion at Shephall.
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