Work has just started on the site of Billericay Town Council’s beautiful new £1.6m community facility, designed by our architects to replace the Chantry Centre in Chantry Way, Billericay.
Councillors from Billericay Town Council will reside in part of the property. Recently, representatives from Ingleton Wood and builders A.W. Hardy came together for a ceremonial ground-breaking event at the site
Paul Cavalier, Partner at Ingleton Wood, said: “We are excited to see the work begin. So many people will benefit from this modern building, which will be bathed in light, and will be part of the community for decades to come.
Paul added: “As a local business, it will be incredibly gratifying to see this build take shape over the coming months until its due completion date in the summer of 2020.”
Adam Adshead, Billericay Town Councillor, said: "With the foundations going in we’ve reached a very significant stage. In a very short time, we’ll be able to see the shape of our new community building as it rises out of the ground.
“While we’ve got the majority of the construction yet to start, it’s encouraging that we are already seeing a number of community groups contacting us about using the new, modern facilities that we’ll be able to provide."
Mark Hayman, managing director at A.W. Hardy, said: “Whilst the company has constructed many public buildings during the past 60 years, this is the first for Billericay Town Council. As soon as we heard about the project we were keen to be involved and are excited by the proposal – one of the best we have seen.”
Town Council offices and a council chamber will be housed in the building and three other offices will be contained on the first floor for hire by the community.
Downstairs, in the foyer area, there will be a multi-use space and a reception for the Town Council.
Work has just started on the site of Billericay Town Council’s beautiful new £1.6m community facility, designed by our architects to replace the Chantry Centre in Chantry Way, Billericay
The new building will be bathed in light from floor-to-ceiling glass windows