The Harrold Centre Redevelopment Project
After much effort the redeveloped Harrold Centre reopened on 1st September 2017 with much improved facilities. The renewed Centre includes new toilets with a separate disabled toilet, new kitchen and bar area, a spacious entrance lobby, an extended main hall and better use of existing space. The building is now and attractive, light, clean and airy and suitable and welcoming for a wide range of community activities.
We believe that “The Centre” should be just that – the centre of the village – always open, always busy at work, rest or play with something for everyone.
In the last few years the population of Harrold has almost doubled and its needs are constantly evolving. The redevelopment project has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redevelop the Centre to meet those needs. The needs of all: the young, the old, the disadvantaged, home workers, mums, those who can’t get out much, those who want to get fit, those who want to keep fit. A centre for arts, sports and the community it serves. Potential uses are only limited by imagination and the energy to make it happen.
The Centre was tired; and more importantly, no longer fit-for-purpose. It was originally built around the turn of the 20th century and last had a major update in the early 1960s; 50 years ago! It was time for change, and we believe the project has delivered to expectations and to meet the needs of the community.