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Results of Green Britain Centre investigations to be made public for residents

Swaffham Town Council has announced it will be engaging with professional consultants regarding the state of the Green Britain Centre - with the results of the investigation being made public.

The Turbine Way site is currently the subject of discussion between Breckland Council, who currently own the building, and Swaffham Town Council. The building has been empty since its closure in 2018.

Behind the scenes, the town council are carrying out their due diligence in regard to the building, and a working group of five councillors will bring their deliberations back to the full council for a decision.

The Green Britain Centre at Swaffham, which is currently closed
The Green Britain Centre at Swaffham, which is currently closed

This will be prior to establishing the feasibility for any preferred options of how to use the building. Breckland councillor Ian Sherwood has previously stated he would like to see the building become a sports and leisure facility, and has encouraged the council to pursue that option.

The town council currently have exclusivity as a preferred bidder, while they explore the options.

Swaffham mayor Jill Skinner said: “No final decision has been made regarding the future of the Green Britain Centre. Swaffham Town Council is currently considering whether to acquire the property from Breckland Town Council, as part of an asset swap deal for Days Field.

"Swaffham Town Council is currently investigating whether this opportunity isin the best interests of the town.

“The town council will be engaging professional consultants, including building surveyors, to survey and report on the condition of the property, it’s likely rental value and use.

"Before a final decision is taken whether to acquire the property, the results of these investigations will be made available to the public and there will be a consultation period for residents of the town to comment and express their views.”

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