Start of Build Celebrations
Start of Build CelebrationsConstruction began on site in February, and project staff as well as pupils from Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School joined Professor David Green of the University, and Dr. George Lord of the County Council, on site to celebrate.
Contractors Galliford Try started the construction of the £60 million project on February 1st.
Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor of the University of Worcester, and Dr George Lord, Leader of the County Council, marked the start of the work with a guided tour for pupils from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School in Worcester, as well as key staff who have been working on the project.
Galliford Try had pegged up the site to show where parts of the building would be, such as the children’s library. People could also view the display panels and architectural models of the building.
Professor Green said: "This is a very important regeneration project for Worcester and will create a great public building for everyone to use. It will serve the needs of the people and be a place that visitors from all over the world will want to come and spend time in.”
Dr Lord added: "Since the idea for WLHC first came about, there has been a lot of excitement about what the facility can offer to everyone.
“The building is being developed with the customer at the very core of its creation, and as we move forward, we are positive of the impact this partnership project will have on Worcestershire and on the wider community.”
Construction is due to be completed in early 2012, with the doors opening to the public in July 2012.