A new community centre that is good for people and the environment is set to open at the end of the year.
The new Sapphire Jubilee Community Centre in Collier Row is carbon neutral, with solar panels to generate electricity, ground source heating and rainwater collection.
The pre-fabricated timber building was constructed by Scotts of Thrapston, Northamptonshire. The main hall can accommodate 80 people seated and has built-in wifi throughout, thanks to a grant from The Breyer Foundation.
There is also a new play area for under-10s next to the building and improvements are taking place to the neighbouring park.
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