Delays to Memorial Hall opening

Published Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The opening of the Memorial Hall is to be delayed following recent weather conditions impacting on the project timetable.

The project was already behind schedule, due to difficulties in procuring the right materials for the build last year. Unfortunately the council is now faced with considerable delays to the Farnham Memorial Hall refurbishment.

To fully understand what is required to finish the refurbishment the council commissioned an independent survey. The survey has highlighted that, due to the poor weather conditions, a considerable amount of remedial work is also required. This is in addition to the work required to complete the project. 

Councillor Jenny Else, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Culture, said: ”I cannot express how disappointed and upset I am that the project is not only much further behind than we expected, but also requires a lot of additional work to rectify damage that has been caused by the weather. I am concerned that this is only going to worsen due to the heavy rainfall that has been forecast for the coming weeks.

“This will also come as a disappointment to the services and the people that will be based in the hall when it is finished.  We have informed them of the situation and will continue to provide them with the support they need during this frustrating time.

“We are now considering how to move forward. Sadly we cannot give a revised estimate about when the hall will be open until our consultant and the contractors have identified what remedial work is required.”      

For further information contact:

Tel: 01483  523296

Web : www.waverley.gov.uk

Email: communications@waverley.gov.uk

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