Contractor named for new Greenford centre

by Jim Dunton Sat 12 October 2013, 9:02 am

Ealing Council has hired contractor Thomas Sinden to build a new children's and adults' service centre in Greenford, the authority announced.

The new building, in Ravenor Farm on Oldfield Lane, will accommodate around 140 council staff and community-based services for adults with learning disabilities, as well as occupational therapy, and social work teams.

Ealing said that outside of office hours the building would be available for community use, with two large rooms for hire.

The project is part of Ealing Council’s property strategy of bringing council services together into a few modern buildings that are more sustainable and cheaper to run than some present buildings.

Council leader Julian Bell said that the new centre, which will sit on land at the side of the London Motorcycle Museum at Ravenor Farm, would put some of the authority’s most important services right at the heart of the community and create a fit-for-purpose building for residents who used them.

“We are also creating some valuable community space and I hope that local groups and families will make the most of it," he said.

"I’m looking forward to seeing the new building."

Construction work is scheduled to start towards the end of the year and the new centre is expected to open in October 2014.

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