Sinn Féin Councillor Barney O’Hagan has welcomed the conclusion of arrangements to facilitate the users of the Brooke Park Sparta Hut.
The building is due to be replaced within the overall Brooke Park Redevelopment Plan which is fully funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Council and DSD. All of the current Sparta Hut user groups will be accommodated in the new building. It is anticipated that building work will commence in the Autumn of 2014 with the new building opening around April 2016.
Councillor O’Hagan said: Following recent Health and Safety assessments of the Sparta Hut it was recommended for closure and immediate measures to manage the Health and Safety risks were put in place.
The planned closure of the Sparta Hut will be phased around relocating the existing users within or adjacent to Brooke Park guaranteeing there will be no loss of access or service for the user groups.
The Boxing Club will be re-housed in a port-a-cabin which will be sited in the car park at Brooke Park Leisure Centre.
The matted area will close early in April and the weights area before the end of April. The temporary accommodation for the boxing club should be in place by late April/early May. All three closures will be on completion of the relocation arrangements. All the user groups were fully consulted ensuring individual circumstances of each group were catered for.