Council Award Carn Gwaval Contract To Local Firm

Old primary school at Carn Gwaval

The Council has awarded the contract for building the new Health and Wellbeing Centre at Carn Gwaval to a St Mary’s-based builder.

Peter “Bow” Green of P.C Green Builders and his staff plan to be on site from January 2nd.

There has been some criticism previously from locals that islands-based builders have missed out on big building contracts.

Council staffs have said that some island firms have been unable to meet the tendering requirements, although they have tried to break down schemes into separate jobs which locals could feasibly cash flow.

This project will cost £600,000 and is scheduled for completion in early June.

The majority of the money for transforming the former primary school will come from the Big Lottery Fund.

When finished, it will offer a new centre for Lifelong Learning, a permanent new base for the Memory Café, a sensory garden and special provision for childcare.

Chairman of Community Services Richard McCarthy says it would be a bonus if they can open before the start of the summer season.

Bo Green says he is delighted to gain the contract and he will be taking on extra workers to fulfil it.


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