A New Community Hub for Bourne
Poole Communities Trust has successfully raised over £2m for a new Community Hub at Bourne, including a 50 place pre-school, facilities for young people and a wide range of activities and services for local people of all ages. Following a competitive tender, the Trust has awarded Amiri Construction a £2 m construction contract to build a new Community Hub. A temporary building arrived on the adjacent site in May to enable the pre-school and youth provision to continue during the 12-month construction period.
Kerry Manning, Chair of Bourne Big Local said ‘I can’t wait for us to get started. I was so excited when the temporary building arrived, but to witness the site clearance and see the new building rise from the ground will be just brilliant. The Hub is going to provide something for every one of all ages. From a friendly and welcoming place to get a cuppa, to playing your favourite sport, or getting support from Citizens Advice or one of the other partner organisations,, to joining a club or learning something new.’
Chris Beale – Chair of Poole Communities Trust said ‘this will make a huge positive difference to the people of Bourne, who are so often overlooked. Enormous thanks to all the organisations and individuals who have grant funded or made donations to this amazing project. We are hugely grateful for their support and the determination and commitment of local residents to get the Hub up and running. We look forward to working with Amiri Construction to turn our dream into reality.'
Construction will be run from Amiri’s Bournemouth office, less than 5 miles from the site, and is a return to the area for Amiri having delivered Quay School, some 200 metres up the road.
The project is due to be completed in June 2022.
Martin Tidby, Managing Director says “We are very pleased to be working alongside Poole Communities Trust on their latest project. Having worked extensively with charitable trust clients before we know how passionate they are about the communities that they serve and we look forward to working with them using that knowledge and delivering an exceptional Amiri project experience”.
Local consultants provide much of the professional services with Bournemouth based Foot Print Architects and Worldwise Mechanical and Electrical Consultants; Broadstone based structural engineers GAP and Quantity Surveying by Currie & Brown.
Councillor Jane Kelly, Lead member for Engagement said “It’s tremendous to see this project coming forward strongly. Great credit to those in the community and the various partners for making it happen. It will be valuable as soon as it’s opened, but more interesting will be how it evolves over time based on how people use it and what they want to see included in the future”.
Sir Christopher Lees, Chair of Talbot Village Trust said “Talbot Village Trust is absolutely delighted to be able to support such a wonderful community initiative that will undoubtedly benefit the lives of many. The Bourne Hub will bring communities together and address the issues encountered by people of all ages. The Poole Communities Trust has done an outstanding job with fundraising such a staggering amount and for us, this is not just the building of a community centre, it is delivering hope to the lives of many.”
We have all put so much work into bringing the dream of the Bourne Community Hub to life but we still need your support. If you want to see the hub come to fruition for generations to come then please consider making a small donation by ‘buying a Brick’ (or three)! Please click the link below and buy as many as you can afford - we promise this money will go directly towards building, furnishing and landscaping the new Bourne Community Hub. And don’t forget to leave your name or a message in the box provided. If you are buying a brick in memory of someone or to mark a special occasion, we will include your message on the Wall of Supporters in the entrance hall of the new Community Hub.
About Poole Communities Trust
Poole Communities Trust is a local registered charity, which currently runs the Branksome Community Centre and the Lets Talk Moor project on Turlin Moor. For more information visit: www.poolecommunitiestrust.org.uk
The Bourne Community Hub project is being grant funded by;
Bourne Big Local
Power to Change
Talbot Village Trust
Community Infrastructure Levy
Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Trust
Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
Valentine Charitable Trust
Poole Housing Partnership
Sovereign Housing Association
29 May 1961 Trust
Wessex Water Recovery Fund
Postcode Local Trust
And has received donations from local companies and individuals.
The Hub will be built on the site of the youth centre on Northmere Road. Poole Communities Trust have a 99-year lease from BCP Council.
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Amiri Construction, founded in 2005, operates from its head office in Fareham, Hampshire. More recently, Amiri have also been operating out of its Western office in Bournemouth. Amiri Construction is made up of three divisions; Construction, Interiors and Special Works and employs over 40 people with a turnover over £40 million.
For more information visit www.amirigroup.co.uk
About BCP Council
BCP Council was formed in 2019, comprising of the legacy councils of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Funding was contributed to the project from the legacy Borough of Poole council as well as more recently from BCP Council.
For more information visit bcpcouncil.gov.uk
About the Talbot Village Trust
The Talbot Village Trust is a registered charity, which supports causes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. It is one of the area’s leading benefactors and over the last couple of years has donated nearly £2million pounds to charitable causes and local community groups.
For more information visit talbotvillagetrust.org.uk