On Friday 1st November, the project team invited stakeholders of Mildenhall Hub for a tour around the site, to see progress made since the ground breaking back in March.
The Mildenhall Hub is set to be the first public sector hub in the UK, and will include a new school, leisure centre, facilities for Suffolk Police, West Suffolk Council and Suffolk County Council, as well as a Job Centre, Library and Citizens’ Advice Bureau. Representatives from all these facilities attended the tour, viewing the completion of the steel superstructures across all four zones and gaining an insight into the new spaces they will each inhabit when the Hub is completed.
Councillor Joanna Rayner, West Suffolk Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Community Hubs was one of those on the tour: “This trailblazing project isn’t just about bringing a whole bunch of public services under one roof for the sake of it. It is about a new and better way of working that will benefit the customers – the people from Mildenhall and the surrounding villages that will be using each service. It is a culture change – it’s ambitious, innovative and exciting, and I am delighted to join other project partners to see the major progress that has been made.”
Installation of precast planks have now been completed to zones two, three and four allowing for works to progress on the ground floor slabs along with preparing the roofs with metal decking. The next phase of the project will see the buildings all being made watertight, with work continuing on the roofs, windows and external façades.
Mildenhall Hub is due a phased opening from late 2020.
To see timelapse of the progress made since the groundbreaking held in March go to: https://vimeo.com/rgcarter