The new Bassetlaw District Council facility will include a refreshments kiosk and outdoor seating, a second public Changing Places facility in Worksop, a disabled toilet, a baby change and parent WC in addition to four unisex toilets. It will be situated opposite the splash pool, within an area of the sensory garden.
Improving the public facilities at the Canch, which has achieved Green Flag status seven years in a row, has been high on the Council’s agenda for a number of years and the project was given the go ahead in April last year.
Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said:
“The Canch and Memorial Gardens are an extremely popular destination for residents and visitors to Bassetlaw, and this new addition will improve their experience even more.”
“The last 11 months of the Coronavirus have shown that now, more than ever, is the time to invest in our open spaces and give residents access to first class facilities. Once the new amenities are ready, and current restrictions are lifted, we look forward to welcoming people back to our open spaces so they can experience both the physical and mental health benefits that access to open spaces bring.”
Rotherham-based Hughie Construction Ltd will be working on the project and Richard Kirk, Managing Director, added: “We are truly delighted to add this exciting project to our ever-growing portfolio of works across the North and Midlands. We are also immensely proud to be involved in a project that will be at the heart of the community within Worksop, enhancing the park with exceptional and modern facilities. We look forward to building our relationship with Bassetlaw District Council and hope to take our positive experiences so far into new, future opportunities.”
The project is expected to be completed by early September 2021.