Voestalpine Metsec appointed to deliver LSF system for £20million Stockport community centre

Voestalpine Metsec has been appointed to design and supply the LSF system for a new £20million community centre near Stockport.

The firm has been appointed by Wilmott Dixon to design and supply 2,000sq m of SFS for the Marple Community Hub in Marple, Stockport.

The formal planning submission follows an extensive consultation process to finalise the designs, which will see the Marple’s existing police station, library and a health clinic demolished to make way for the new Community Hub with all of those uses retained on the site. The library and clinic will be relocated into the new complex with the Police relocated into Hollins House. The hub project will also replace the village’s previous swimming pool which closed in 2018.

Pending planning permission, the project will be completed by the end of 2025.

Simon Moore, Sales Manager North West for voestalpine Metsec, said: “The project will deliver a two-storey community hub located in Marple Memorial Park with a five-lane swimming pool, a ground floor library with a small cafe, a 60-station fitness suite, shared community spaces, and the relocated Marple clinic.

“A fantastic project to be involved in. Early engagement being key yet again.”

Anthony Dillon, Managing Director for Willmott Dixon in the North, added: “We’re proud to be working in partnership with Stockport Council once again, and to be playing our part in creating a vibrant and innovative community hub for the people of Marple. In delivering Stockport Interchange and Viaduct Park, we worked alongside incredible local organisations such as Pure College, the Webb Lane Community Allotments, The Wellspring and The Samaritans and we look forward to continuing to support more amazing local causes.

“At Marple Community and Leisure Hub we are committed to delivering a social return on investment of £3.78m including 132 weeks of apprenticeship training and 40 weeks of work placements. We look forward to also running two bespoke ‘Building Lives Academy’ skills programmes for students with special educational needs and for care leavers.”


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