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Fulwood mosque owners table plans for new community centre

Posted on - 19th November, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Paul Melling snapped the work ongoing at the mosque

The community centre would be across the road from the new look mosque

Mosque owners in Fulwood have tabled plans for creating a new community centre opposite.

Salaam Education Trust purchased the former Sharoe Green Neuro Rehabilitation Centre earlier this year.

Now Cassidy and Ashton have submitted proposals to convert the building into a community centre.

The former NHS building, located next to the Preston Business Centre on Watling Street Road, Sharoe Green, would be changed to the new use.

A statement from Cassidy and Ashton states there would be no increase in traffic to the site compared to the previous level of traffic when under NHS use.

It states: “The building is single storey, non descript in appearance and synonymous of 1970s or thereabouts, NHS buildings. It is arranged in a series of blocks, laid out in a square, connected by corridors with a central but contained courtyard.”

The community centre is to ionclude an IT area and library, plus a community hall available to hire.

Adult education and children’s education classes are planned to take place.

You can see the full plans on the Preston City Council website.

Anyone wishing to comment can do so via the city council website or by emailing devcon@preston.gov.uk quoting referenceĀ 06/2014/0846 by Thursday 4 December

Do you live in the area? What do you think of the proposals? Will you use the community centre? Let us know in the comments below

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