Work on revitalising an area of Bannerfield for the town’s young people will start later this month after a contractor was appointed for the project.
The construction of the £250,000 Bannerfield Active scheme will be carried out by Wicksteed Leisure.
Led by Philiphaugh Community School, and made possible by a six-figure grant from the Big Lottery Fund, the project will see a multi-use games area built, along with brand new play equipment for children of all ages.
Head teacher Grace Frew said: “This is fantastic news for the school and the local community. The play area offers facilities for a wide range of ages and abilities and the children cannot wait for it to be completed.
Councillor Vicky Davidson, executive member for culture, sport, youth and communities, said: “Everyone involved with the Bannerfield Active project has been keen to see works begin ever since being awarded Big Lottery funding in April this year.
“The revitalised play park will be a fantastic example of how communities can work together to create special places for everyone to enjoy and I am very much looking forward to seeing this new outdoor space take shape over the coming months.”
Work will begin in mid-August with an aim to complete it in October.
The plans will be on display in the community centre and an animation is available on YouTube