Work has been completed on a ‘fabulous’ new-look community centre in South Oxford.
The £170,000 revamp of South Oxford Community Centre has improved access to the building, particularly for disabled people, and given the New Hinksey facility a fresh, modern look.
Two new spaces have been created at the old Waterworks Building.
The annexe has been named the Gill Garratt Room, following the community stalwart’s 13-year stint as chair of the Community Association until 2015. She was also behind the initial refurbishment plans.
Renovation work included two new changing rooms, a new disabled toilet, two new unisex toilets, ramps for disabled access, new doors and windows, new heating, electrics and drainage.
The refurbishment also included the dojo – used for martial arts – being decorated.
The project began in mid-September and was completed in January.
It was funded through a £50,000 WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental) grant and £120,000 investment from Oxford City Council.
Hinksey Park representative Cllr Marie Tidball described the refurbishment as “fabulous”, adding that the community will benefit greatly with a revamped community centre.