Goldwater Lodge to rise again from ashes

23 December 2013

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A rebuilding project that will see Goldsworth Park's Goldwater Lodge rise Phoenix-like from the ashes has received the green light following a decision by Woking Borough Council's Executive at its meeting on Thursday 12 December 2013.

Members of the Executive agreed a budget of 1,950,000 to reinstate and improve the Goldwater Lodge building.

Cllr John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: "I am delighted that we can now begin the hard work of bringing Goldwater Lodge back into use. The fire that gutted the building in December 2012 has denied local people of their community facility for far too long. Council officers can now progress the project and the community can look forward to a new, improved facility opening in the future that will benefit many in the local area."

The project will include the following building works.

  • Reinstate and refurbish the community hall and its facilities.

  • Reinstate and refurbish the nursery premises.

  • Replace, refurbish and enhance existing street lighting and CCTV provision around the exterior of the site.

  • Improve drainage and relocate existing toilet facilities.

Subject to planning consent, works will commence during 2014 and are expected to last around 12 months.