A NEW community building will soon open in Spencers Wood, providing a place for the youth club to meet.
On Saturday, a modular pavilion was installed on Spencers Wood Recreation Ground to replace the 20-year-old building.
Last summer, Shinfield Parish Council launched a group consultation on replacing the building.
Councilors and residents discussed its possible future uses and experts were consulted on the design and procurement stages.
A spokesperson from the parish council said: “We’re delighted by the progress and swift build of this facility to provide residents with a much improved offering to residents, clubs, associations and party hirers.
“We wish the pre-school, Shinfield Volunteer Car Service and other hirers, both returning and new, a warm welcome to the pavilion and long may it continue as a centre for community activity and spirit.”
The £650,000 pavilion will be fitted out this month ready for its grand opening in the first week of October.
It has two small meeting rooms and a large community area which can be extended with a concertina wall.
There’s a kitchen and audio-visual facilities.
The parish council spokesperson added: “The pavilion opening also allows for the much missed Youth Club to commence its Wednesday evening club nights. Should this prove popular an additional club night might be started.”