Seddon was chosen by South Staffordshire Council to construct a new £10m community hub in Codsall, following a ground-breaking event to mark the start of the ambitious project, which is expected to open in early 2022
There will be a refurbished café and a retail unit set in an open-plan atrium, increased car parking, office space and community meeting rooms.
Russell House Primary Care Practice will also be relocating to the community hub.
A modern working environment
Councillor Brian Edwards MBE, leader of South Staffordshire Council, said: “It is really exciting that construction work is now underway and I’m delighted that our plans are moving forward despite the coronavirus pandemic.
“Specialist teams from across the public, health and voluntary sectors will be co-located together in a modern, agile working and collaborative environment and, when the building is open to the public, residents will benefit from being able to access multiple services on one site right in the heart of the community.
“I’m sure the community hub will be a huge asset to the district and I’m looking forward to seeing our exciting vision turned into a reality.
Councillor Victoria Wilson, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and culture, said: “Codsall Library is a busy, popular part of the community and it’s an exciting prospect to be part of the expanded community hub.
“The current library will remain open throughout the building’s refurbishment and once it’s taken up its new space it will be a great platform to develop the service for the future.”
Stuart Fanshaw, operations director at Seddon, said: “It’s great to be starting work on this scheme knowing how much of a difference the new library, GP surgery and additional facilities will make to the community of Codsall.
“We’re excited to see the changes taking shape over the next 12 months and can’t wait to hand this fantastic new space over to the people of Codsall in early 2022.”