Preparations are made for the start of construction work on a fantastic new sports hall at the Port Seton Centre which has been eagerly awaited within the community.

The new facility will allow the centre to offer more activities and a wider range of sports, including indoor basketball, badminton, tennis , football and gymnastics.

The new sports hall will  be built as an extension to the existing building, on what is currently a children’s play area.

This means that, from 30 September, some existing play equipment will be removed from the area to facilitate the building works. In due course, much of the equipment which is being removed will be relocated to a new play area elsewhere within the park, to coincide with the installation of some new play equipment which is to be ordered.

Tom Reid, Head of Infrastructure with East Lothian Council, said:

“We are all very excited about the construction of the new sports hall which will be an excellent new facility for the people of Cockenzie and Port Seton, complementing existing activity areas within the Port Seton Centre.  We do appreciate that there will need to be an element of disruption associated with the construction work, particularly as the new extension requires to be sited where the current children’s play park is located.  We expect to relocate elements of the existing play equipment where possible to the new area and this will be installed to coincide with the arrival of other play equipment in the coming months.

“We recognise this means that there will be a temporary reduction in the amount of play equipment available within the park and we are grateful for the patience and understanding of park users at this time. Ultimately though we will have a relocated children’s play park, featuring new equipment, close to the new sports hall.”

Published: Thursday, 26th September 2019