The scheme to construct a new community hub and shops in the village of Merstham, Surrey, has secured a new contractor to complete the work.
W Stirland has been chosen to carry out the work and is expected to get things underway on the Triangle site after the bank holiday weekend at the end of this month, with the project due to be completed in spring next year.
The appointment was made after the previous contractor for the site, T&A Kernoghan, entered administration in April.
Included in the community hub development will be a new library youth skills centre, training rooms, café, public IT resources and drop-in advice facilities to provide residents with easier access to local services, as well as four restaurant/takeaway units.
Stirland is currently working on a job at the nearby former Iron Horse pub where the firm is building new shops and flats.
Executive Member for Regeneration & Property at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Natalie Bramhall, commented: “I’m pleased to be able to announce Stirland’s appointment to complete the build of the new community hub and shops on the Triangle site and look forward to their start on site.”
Bramhall continued that the news is positive for resident who have been most patient while they have carried out the formal process of appointing a new contractor.
She added that Stirland has a good track record of similar projects and they are pleased with the work they have undertaken on the Iron Horse site so far.
Construction of the shops and flats are almost complete, ready for handing over to the lessees to fit-out.
Prior to the new team coming in, the old contractor firm’s site cabins will be taken away and the site will be cleared out.
At the nearby Iron Horse site, the shop units are nearly complete and will be free for retailers to kit out by the end of the month.