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£39 million contract awarded to RG Carter to build Mildenhall Hub

Mildenhall Hub contractors launch (6508549)
Mildenhall Hub contractors launch (6508549)

A £39 million project to deliver a better school, improved leisure facilities and integrated community and public services has appointed a building contractor and work is set to start in the spring.

RG Carter has been appointed to build the Mildenhall Hub, which is set to open in 2020. It will include a new school, children’s centre, new leisure facilities, a health centre, facilities for Suffolk Police, West Suffolk Council and Suffolk County Council, as well as a library, JobCentre and Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

Funding for the project is coming from Forest Heath District Council, the Department for Education, Suffolk County Council, Academy Transformation Trust, Sport England and Suffolk Police.

Susan Byles, principal of Mildenhall College Academy, said: “The Hub will provide the new school which young people in and around Mildenhall so richly deserve. The students will benefit not only from having a better educational setting but also from working with the other hub partners.”

Forest Heath council leader James Waters, whocalled the project a ‘blueprint for the future’, said: “Today is a proud day and marks a major step towards delivering our promise of better facilities for the people of Mildenhall and the surrounding villages.

“None of the partners in this project have been shy in being ambitious and wanting what’s best for our local residents.

“The Hub represents a unique and wonderful opportunity.”