Demolition work at a Collier Row Community Centre is almost complete as preparation for a new £500,000 centre moves forward.

Scotts of Thrapston is building an exciting new carbon neutral Community Centre behind Highfield Towers in Collier Row, for the London Borough of Havering.  The existing centre is being demolished this week prior to the new building being installed.

Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet member for Housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “The demolition of the old centre needs to be completed to provide parking space for the new community centre.”

“We expect the new centre to be officially opened this summer and thank local residents for their patience while this work is taking place but we are confident they will enjoy using the new facility.”

The new community centre will be carbon neutral and have solar powered electricity, ground source heating and rainwater will be captured for use in toilets and for watering the garden areas.