02 . 05 . 2019
Pupils from Brixton took a tour of a children's centre to see the progress of refurbishment works to the building.
The Loughborough Children’s Centre is in the process of having nearly half a million pounds of works done, creating a new outdoor play space, buggy store and new entrance.
Improvements will be made inside the building to create space for delivering health services and play areas will be refurbished. The centre is one of 11 early years venues in Lambeth, which has received funding as part of a £4 million redevelopment project by Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP).
LEAP director Laura McFarlane said: “These improvements are going to make a huge difference in terms of the activities Loughborough Children’s Centre can put on and to the long-term development of children. It was really nice to have the children here and they all were really excited to see the progress and can’t wait to use the new facilities.”
Lambeth Council deputy leader, Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite, said: “This investment in Loughborough Children’s Centre builds on the important work being carried out in the borough to help young people get the best possible start in life.
“I look forward to this refurbishment being completed as part of the LEAP Capital Project and to joining the local community for a celebratory re-opening.”
LEAP’s Capital Project is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, and all 11 sites will be completed by autumn.
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