Official opening for second phase of village eco hub

Phase 2 of Gamlingay Eco Hub opens - from left, Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, Ian Mitchel, Cllr Sue Ellington and Cllr Bridget Smith.
Phase 2 of Gamlingay Eco Hub opens - from left, Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, Ian Mitchel, Cllr Sue Ellington and Cllr Bridget Smith.

The second phase of an award-winning community building has been officially opened.

Phase 2 of the Gamlingay Eco Hub was opened by Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, and Ian Mitchell, planning director of Kier Living, on Friday, December 11.

Parish vice-chair Sarah Groom said: “This is the end of a very long journey which has resulted in Gamlingay having the greenest and best community facilities in the county.

“The design team have won three awards so far and we would not be surprised if more were on the way.”

Ian Mitchell, whose developer’s contributions funded the new corporate Kier Suite, the car park, landscaping and the Plaza recreation area, highlighted that this was a perfect example of how developers and communities can work together to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Potton builders G and S Hutchinsons received particular praise for the quality of their work and their attention to detail and have been awarded the maintenance contract for the building.

Dan Jones, from Civic Architects, who has worked closely with the community for 12 years, was thanked for his outstanding commitment to Gamlingay.

Also attending were Cllr Sue Ellington, chairman of South Cambridgeshire County Council, Cllr Bridget Smith, district councillor for Gamlingay, and John Mercer, chair of the Eco Hub.