9:00am Wednesday 17th April 2013
DEVELOPERS Persimmon have revealed the first glimpse of the new community facilities to be provided at its major new homes development in Andover.
Picket Twenty is a long-term development that will, eventually, provide around 1,200 new homes alongside substantial leisure facilities with an adjacent urban park.
As part of the civic infrastructure Persimmon will be building a sports pavilion and permanent community centre, which are expected to be ready for use early in 2014.
Rob Allen, sales director for Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: “Construction is progressing well at Picket Twenty and we are delighted that the rate of progress is such that the local amenities are now scheduled.
“We have supplied a temporary building, where community development worker Sharon Goodridge has been offering information, supporting clubs and groups and ensuring transport plans meet local needs.
“The permanent community centre will provide a real focal point for local people and give Sharon an established base for neighbourhood activities.
“The leisure and recreation amenities planned for Picket Twenty are a key factor in what makes this development special.
“Alongside the urban park and woodland areas, there will be a multi-use games area, football pitches, a cricket pitch, tennis courts and play spaces.
“The new sports pavilion, with changing rooms, will enable residents to make full use of the leisure facilities provided, helping to ensure a healthy environment for all.”
Picket Twenty will also get a new school and day nursery and there is land allocated for a health centre, shops and a pub.
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