WORK has started on a new community centre in Felpham.
A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place as the facility begins to take shape.
It is located among the new housing at the large development formerly known as site six and which has become a series of differently named schemes.
The new centre will boast covered play and activity areas, meeting rooms, changing rooms and hospitality provisions. A skate park will add to its attractions.
The impressive facilities are being provided by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes as part of their planning permission from Arun District Council for the housing.
Councillors from Arun and other representatives, and Felpham Parish Council members, gathered with Barrett to mark the start of the centre’s building work.
Barratt technical project manager Robert Barber said: “These new facilities have been an integral part of our plans since we first considered building new homes here in Felpham.
“And this was an important milestone in ensuring the area has excellent facilities for residents of all ages.
“We’re delighted our plans are now coming to fruition. This new community centre will benefit everyone in the area - and we look forward to seeing the facilities being enjoyed by everyone.”
He said providing the centre added to the pride his team felt for their work on the extensive and popular scheme in Felpham.