Tillicoultry Hub Contractor Announced
Wednesday 6th June 2012
A local contractor has been appointed to carry out the works to create the Tillicoultry Hub, a contract worth £350,000.
Work will get underway in early June with the Hub due to open in early November.
The contract has been won by Alloa based company, Marshall Construction, ensuring that local people will be helping to create facilities and services for their own community. In addition there will be the added benefit to local jobs and the local economy.
Council Leader, Gary Womersley said: "I am are delighted to announce the contractor is expected to start on site from 11th June. The works are expected to take 20 weeks, with a scheduled completion date of 29th October. It is anticipated a launch and opening date will take place on 5th November.
"This gives the Council the opportunity to both restore and develop an outstanding and extremely important facility at the heart of our community."
The contract involves refurbishment and alteration to the former family centre and surrounding external areas.
In an additional boost to the local economy, the Council has awarded a further £85,000-contract to Marshall Construction. The project involves refurbishing local sports buildings, with Marshalls working in conjunction with the Council's Criminal Justice Service. Both these contracts were won through a competitive tendering process. These project follow the awarding of a £7.5 million contract to Marshalls to refurbish Kilncraigs earlier this year.
Councillor Womersley added: "Clackmannanshire Council have appointed an experienced contractor to carry out upgrading and decoration work to various buildings throughout Clackmannanshire.
"Funding for this project has been received through the Payback Sports Facilities Fund and a condition of this funding is that offenders on Community Payback Orders are utilised as part of the workforce. This will be carried out by Clackmannanshire Council Criminal Justice Service.
"These significant projects represent a huge investment in the local economy and appointing a local building contractor will generate multi-million pound benefits to the local economy.
"This is very much part of our overall ambition to procure as many services and contracts from local firms, as possible, with the intention of using as much Council spend as possible to stimulate the local economy and jobs."
Scott Alexander, Managing Director of Marshall Construction said: "We are delighted to have been selected by Clackmannanshire Council to deliver the Tillicoultry hub project.
"It is particularly pleasing for us to be able to deliver local community projects with our locally employed skilled workforce. This project along with other recent project awards provides us with an opportunity to continue our policy of providing new apprenticeship places for the local community. We look forward to providing this new facilities for Tillicoultry."
The original proposals were put out for consultation last year with community groups and other public sector organisations given the opportunity to put forward ideas on how to get the best from the new facility.
The Hub will include a new modern library and Community Access Point with an information and service point; a youth space for young people's activities; a meeting space for the toddlers group, young mums group and baby group/baby massage; and a multi-functional meeting and community space.
There will also be a new IT learning suite providing internet access and computing classes.