Garway New Community Centre Project Update

Official Opening

The Official Opening will be on Saturday the 7th April 2018 at 2.30 pm. The Centre will be opened by the Revd Lady Lisvane. High Sheriff of Herefordshire.


Work on the new Community Centre commenced in January 2017. The Centre which is being built to a very high standard by William Powell and Sons Ltd is scheduled for completion end of March 2018.

The Centre is an ecologically sustainable, very energy efficient Passivhaus multi- purpose flexible and accessible building and will be a cost effective local community health/wellbeing and social hub and a great asset for the local community and to others in the surrounding parishes.


Contractural Process

The contract for the construction for the new Community Centre was awarded to William Powell and Sons Ltd in September 2016.

A Prequalifying Questionnaire was sent to 5 Contractors in January. 4 contractors expressed an interest in tendering for the construction of the new centre. Design drawings and other tender documents were sent to those contractors in February with a required return date of 12th March for their tenders.

The tenders will be reviewed by the Project Design Team (Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyor and Garway Village Hall Trustee representative) on the 17th March with the intention of choosing the preferred contractor. Information on the tendering process and details of the preferred contractor will be discussed with the Big Lottery and following their approval the chosen contractor will be appointed and the final design details and a fixed price contract will be developed for the project. The scheduled start date for construction is early May.