Demolition work finally started on Keady Community Centre this morning
SDLP Councillor Thomas O’Hanlon has welcomed the demolition which will make way for the new Tommy Makem Community and Arts Centre.
Councillor O’Hanlon explained: “Early on Wednesday morning the demolition team began their work and it is a sight many of us have been looking forward to for quite some time.
“The tender process is on-going to appoint a construction team to build the new centre, although we are expecting the successful team to be on site early in September.
“At the same time, a new state of the art play park is planned for the town as well and the contractor has been appointed and work is due to commence on site in the coming weeks.
[quote style=”boxed”]It will take 3-4 weeks to clear the site and construction works are due to commence in early September – Thomas O’Hanlon[/quote]
“These works are part of a significant investment package by the Council which will see Keady transformed in the coming months and years with the new Community and Arts Centre, Play Park, Changing Facilities at Madden Row and then the Street Scape / Environmental Improvement scheme in the town.
“These works are very much welcome and there was great excitement in the town this morning as the demolition squad began its work this morning.
“Last week NIE switched of the Electricity and NI Water switched off their water supply.
“It will take 3-4 weeks to clear the site and construction works are due to commence in early September.
“Temporary Public Toilets have also been placed in the square and are due to be operational by the end of the week.
“This work is all very welcome and the community locally look forward to the new Play Park and Community and Arts Centre open to the public as soon as works are complete.”