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£1.85m works on Edge End Pavilion in Nelson are completed
NO fewer than four sports pavilions are set to give youngsters and old warhorses a sporting chance — just 12 months after the London Olympics.
The end of work on Edge End Pavilion, at the former Nelson high school site, brings an end to a £1.85million deal to overhaul three major sporting sites.
Construction giants Barnfield also overhauled the Bullholme Pavilion in Barrowford and the Holt House facility in Colne.
And the same firm is involved with The Hallows development, on the former Lucas sports ground complex at Reedley, which will see a fourth developed. Part of the planning permission for the land involved creating a sports club and football and cricket pitch for the area.
The Nelson pavilion has seen the creation of changing rooms, also incorporating an officials’ room and community room, two senior 11-a-side football pitches, a nine-a-side pitch for juniors and a cricket square.
Coun Nadeem Ahmed who is responsible for the borough council’s parks and recreation services, said: “This is the final piece of the jigsaw. Like Bullholme Pavilion and Holt House Pavilion, Nelson’s new Edge End Pavilion provides fantastic modern facilities which are accessible to all.”
Gary Hilton, contract manger for Barnfield, added: “It has been a pleasure to work on all three pavilions with my team.
“It’s great to work on projects which add real benefit to the local community.”
The pavilions also have disabled toilets and changing rooms and were each constructed using bradstone, according to designs drawn up by council property agents Liberata.
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