Warsop pavilion to be rebuilt

Mansfield District Council is starting a six month project this month to rebuild the Carr Lane Park Pavilion in Warsop.

The £190k project is being funded by insurance after an arson attack left the building unsafe and later demolished in July 2008.

The Council is contributing £20k of extra funding to support the installation of a ground source heat pump, which will make the building highly carbon efficient.

The new pavilion will provide football, bowling and other sports teams and community groups with brand new leisure facilities. It is being built from sustainable and anti-vandal materials and facilities will include function rooms, changing rooms and lockers.

A decision to rebuild the pavilion was taken in 2010 after a lot of demand for a new facility.

Carr Lane Park will remain open while the work is taking place.

however the football pitches and bowls facilities will not be reinstated until the work being carried out on the pavilion is complete.

Cllr Philip Shields, Portfolio Holder for Environment at Mansfield District Council, said: “A lot of local teams that previously used the pavilion have had to use other sites so I am delighted that come December they will be able to be based in Carr Lane Park once more.”

Tim Downes, Parks Manager at Mansfield District Council, said: “I would like to reassure park users that there will be minimum disruption during the construction of the new pavilion.”