|Contractor:||Watts and Hughes Construction|
|Project Manager:||Onus Construction Management|
Work to divert stormwater from flowing into the site was completed in June. Structural works to install steel and timber framing on site is complete. The lift has been installed and the first fix of the services is close to complete. Foundation works, drainage and floor slabs are all complete. Over the coming month, metal roofing will be installed over the remainder of the roof, windows installed and building wrapping completed. In the New Year, lining the interior walls and ceiling will progress followed by the building fit-out. Concurrently with this exterior landscaping and car parking will be constructed.
Works are progressing well on site with concrete floors underway with the remaining work on the floor expected to be complete by the end of the month. The blockwork to the changing rooms is also nearing completion. This work is in readiness for the first-floor structure which is planned to start before the end of the month. The focus of work is now moving above the ground and with the exterior concrete fins starting to be put in place, the Centre will really start to take shape.
Over the next thirty years, Stoke is expected to be home to three quarters of Nelson’s population growth and half its new housing. Council has recognised the need for appropriate facilities and services to support this growth forecast. After extensive consultation with the community, Council has approved plans for a new sports and community facility at Greenmeadows reserve, with an additional space that could be used as a cafe in the future.
Further projects which have been included in the Plan include discussions with the community on the future of Stoke Hall and how it can best fit with the new Greenmeadows facility; consultation, planning and physical works for a youth park; an extension to the Library and further improvements to parking and transport issues.