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Mildenhall: First bricks are laid at new £2.7million St John’s community centre

16:03 18 April 2014

The first bricks are laid for Mildenhall’'s brand-new community centre in St John's Close

The first bricks are laid for Mildenhall’'s brand-new community centre in St John's Close

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The first bricks have been laid for a new £2.7million community project at the heart of a west Suffolk town.

Construction of the new community centre and 20 houses is underway at the site of the old St John’s community centre in Mildenhall.

Partners in the scheme - Orbit Homes, Forest Heath District Council, Keystone Development Trust and developer Lovell - laid the first brick of the community centre on Wednesday, with the centre due to be finished in the autumn.

“The new building will be a valuable community asset,” said Forest Heath’s deputy leader Nigel Roman.

“I’m delighted that, together with the other partners, we’ve been able to secure vastly improved facilities for local residents and groups and I look forward to seeing them use and enjoy the new centre.”

The scheme will create 18 affordable rented homes for Orbit East and the new community centre, which will be owned and managed by Keystone Development Trust.

Forest Heath District Council transferred the land to Orbit and contributed a £445,000 grant to help the redevelopment go ahead.

The scheme will also create two additional houses which will be owned and rented out by Keystone – at market rent – with the income helping fund the new centre.

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