As previously reported on 15th March 2018 Tayport Community Trust received funding to start works on their Community Hub and now works have begun as the ground was officially broken at their ceremony on 20th June. Children from Tayport Primary School planted trees at the ceremony and can be seen wearing hard hats and getting their hands dirty in the link below.
The new multipurpose centre will be owned and managed by the community of Tayport. The design, by Collective Architecture, has evolved through extensive consultations with the community and user groups over a period of 5 years. It will be a versatile and fully accessible new building which will house a café and provide community meeting space and facilities for arts, sports, tourism and business.
The idea of a Community Hub in Tayport was first considered over 50 years ago. Early steps to get the project underway began in 1994 with Tayport Community Trust picking up the project in 2008. 2016 saw the purchase of the Shanwell Road site and by March 2017 funding had been applied for to Big Lottery Fund. A year later, £1.2 million was secured for the project.
This has been a long time coming and is clearly a very important project to the people of Tayport. Our Senior Environmental Consultant James Short was glad to have been of such great assistance to the team on the project.