Works to improve facilities at West Smethwick Park in Sandwell have now begun.
The project, which is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Parks for People’ grant, has been awarded to Interclass and includes a new two storey pavilion located in the centre of the park. It is set to complete in November this year.
Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for leisure, Councillor Bill Gavan, said: “The new pavilion at West Smethwick Park is going to be a fantastic asset for the local community.
“The project as a whole is going to transform the park and a big part of that will be the new pavilion and the superb leisure, community and heritage opportunities it’s going to bring.
“It will also be a stone’s throw from the new aquatics centre and another great thing for Smethwick to look forward to. I look forward to seeing the new pavilion open to the public and being enjoyed as a place for fun, fitness and families.”
Ross Watkins, contracts manager at Interclass said: “Interclass is delighted to be working with Sandwell Council to help them realise their ambition to bring community activity back to the park and can’t wait to complete this fantastic project for residents of Smethwick to enjoy for years to come.” He continued: “in addition to leaving a legacy through the new pavilion itself, we also hope to create a number of employment opportunities from local businesses throughout the contract”.