The people of Keynsham are being invited to a series of ‘high-level’ Open Office events to hear more about the construction project for Keynsham’s £34 million town centre regeneration.
On Friday 5 April 2013 the event – organised by B&NES and developers Willmott Dixon – will last about an hour and will be held on Floor Three of the Riverside Building where people can get a once in a lifetime view of history in the making as the construction site takes place in front of their eyes. It is planned that they will be held every three months. Those who attend will also get the opportunity to:
- View a short presentation about the next construction steps for the project;
- Ask questions about the project to the construction team;
- Take photographs from the windows some 100 feet from ground level and Tweet them using the hashtag #keynregen
Councillor David Bellotti (Lib-Dem, Lyncombe), Cabinet Member for Resources, said, “The Council wants to keep people informed about the progress of the regeneration and the next steps being taken towards revitalising the town centre. These events are great opportunities for anybody to see the project coming together in front of their eyes and discover more about the nuts and bolts of the construction.
“For those people who cannot attend, our website provides the very latest information on the regeneration at www.bathnes.gov.uk/keynshamregen”
The scheme includes new space for shops and restaurants, new library and One Stop Shop for local public sector services, new streets and spaces for markets and events, and low carbon sustainable Council offices. A vastly improved town centre will encourage private sector investment into Keynsham resulting in new jobs, new homes and opportunities for local people.
Numbers are limited to 30 and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments will be provided. People can get in contact via firstname.lastname@example.org or can call 0117 986 8941.