The opening dates for the new facilities at the multi-million-pound Mildenhall Hub can now be confirmed as construction works, which have been and continue to be impacted by COVID restrictions, near completion.
As well as providing better facilities such as the school and leisure provision, the Hub will see partners in education, health, leisure and other services working even more collaboratively for the benefit of residents. This is a nationally ground-breaking initiative to bring public services together to improve the health, well-being and education for the community in a collaborative way.
Following more clarity about construction and the Government’s road map, greater certainty can be given to the announced rolling programme of opening which was due to start from 24 May.
Mildenhall College Academy will still move from Bury Road and welcome students to the new facilities at the Hub on Sheldrick Way on 14 June, which will benefit the education of local children.
The Mildenhall Library will now open a week later than originally planned on 1 June.
The gym, fitness studios and 3G pitch are also scheduled to open to the public from 1 June with the pools and sports hall aiming to open during the following week. Other facilities in the Hub will then open in a rolling programme over the rest of the summer.
Hub partners will be confirming to their customers and users the details of the opening of their facilities and services.
Once fully open the Hub will offer a new school, two new pools, a gym, 3G outdoor pitch, fitness studios and a sports hall, alongside a new town library, health centre, children’s centre and job centre. The Hub also features office space for the NHS, police, Suffolk County Council and West Suffolk Council.
A spokesperson for R G Carter said: “We are proud of the way in which our supply chain partners continue to work under strict COVID restrictions. The safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in the construction works is a number one priority. The Hub is nearing completion with zero COVID cases reported during the whole construction process and we look forward to the public having access to the wonderful facilities that the Hub will provide the local community.”
For more on the Hub see www.mildenhallhub.info
Media release: Issued by West Suffolk Council
Abbeycroft members and leisure centre users
Members and users of the facility will receive an email from us with opening details.
Information about when booking activities will be available, opening times and potential tours of the leisure facility will also be emailed to members soon.
Swim Academy and Swim memberships continue to remain ‘frozen’ until the pools open.
Regular block bookers will be contacted in due course.