RECOM to deliver new £5m Shree Swaminarayan Temple

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Shree Swaminarayan Temple

RECOM has awarded a new £5m Hindu temple in Oldham for the internal fit-out after completing the external shell and core of the landmark building

RECOM has completed the external aspects of the Shree Swaminarayan Temple, including site remediation and groundworks, specialist stonework and brickwork, roofing and envelope works, and the provision of incoming new utilities.

The company was appointed as the main contractor in 2019, to work with the design team on the scheme, before starting on-site in July 2020.

The project team has been led by director Jason McKnight, alongside Josh Marrs and Jordan Stent.

The new temple is a blend of both modern and traditional features, including a solid marble gate and traditional Hindu temple domes that are being handcrafted in India.

The temple is built on the site of a former housing association depot, and features a spacious and naturally lit modern prayer hall, space for sports, a courtyard with landscaped gardens, parking and accommodation.

It is being funded through donations from the local community and supporters from across the UK and overseas.

‘A standout scheme in the northwest’

Jason McKnight commented: “RECOM initially became involved with the scheme in November 2019 to further develop cost efficiency and buildability, in tandem with the design team, prior to starting on site.

“This unique project is a standout scheme in the northwest. Having handed over the site following the completion of RECOM’s portion of the works, the community is now able to undertake the completion of the internal fit out.

“We are thrilled with the outcome and we are delighted to have been involved with a community that will appreciate the project for generations to come.”

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple is due for completion on time in summer 2022.

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