Work has begun on a £2.2 million programme to improve community facilities in Hounslow. The investment will benefit Hounslow Library users and provide a new community resource centre for local charities and community groups.
The new resource centre is being built in the Treaty Centre, to provide local voluntary groups with a fit for purpose office space where they can work together more efficiently to provide services to local residents. The centre will provide a central hub for voluntary and community sector organisations, creating 100 desk spaces as well as a range of meeting and interview rooms.
It is located on the second floor of the Treaty Centre, in an area currently occupied by Hounslow Volunteer Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau, Hounslow Hate Crime Support Service and Hounslow Voluntary Sector Support Services.
The first phase of the works will see infrastructure upgrades to the library and new adult education classrooms being built in part of the area next to the library before the existing groups are moved to temporary offices in late November, whilst the rest of the building work is carried out. Work is due to be completed in February 2014.
For more information about the centre visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/communityresourcecentre