Issue details

Newington Community Centre project

The Newington Community Centre is located within a housing estate and is part of the HRA portfolio. There is a series of works that are required including Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing items, which will significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of the building and lead to much lower operational costs for the centre in the long term. These improvements will also support the council’s transition to net zero across its asset portfolio. Other items included in these works are the renovation of the w/cs in the centre, creating accessible facilities for the community. Two small one-to-one offices will also be created to facilitate wellbeing sessions in the centre, and a new accessible entrance. These minor layout alterations will have large impacts on the operation of the centre overall and allow multiple uses of the space simultaneously, as opposed to one activity requiring the entire space.


The works to upgrade the existing building to an appropriate standard will be delivered alongside the Levelling Up Fund project that is delivering an extension to the building in order to house further training space in the building.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or Making one-off Savings anticipated to be £250,000 or more*;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Newington Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/02/2024

Decision due: 12 Mar 2024 by Overview & Scrutiny Panel

Decision due: 14 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Rick Everitt, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Strategy and Transformation

Lead director: Bob Porter

Contact: Louise Askew, Head of Regeneration and Growth Email:

What the decision will mean: Works to the community centre building to provide improved accessibility, sustainability and general refurbishment.


Agenda items


  • OSP report  
  • Cabinet report