New community building at QEII Recreation Ground

Residents will soon be able to hire a new community building which will be built at the Queen Elizabeth II Recreation Ground in High Wycombe.

Wycombe District Council has awarded a design and build contract to Integra Buildings Ltd for the new community room, which will complement the changing rooms at the open space off Shelley Road.

Construction is due to begin in the autumn and the building, which will be managed by the Poets Corner Residents Association, is due to be open by the end of the year.

Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Cllr Graham Peart said: “I am delighted that Wycombe District Council is not only able to construct a new building that will be used by residents, but that it will also be run by a community group – particularly at such an important open space in our town.”

The council asked residents to share their opinions on the Queen Elizabeth II Recreation Ground and early proposals for a community building in 2015.

Alison Statham, Chairman of Poets Corner Residents Association, said: "It is so important that communities have somewhere they can come together to meet.

“We hope the new community space will be extensively used by all for a variety of uses - from local sports groups, arts and crafts societies, book clubs etc - but more importantly we simply want to be able to bring local people closer together.”