- New Sands End Arts & Community Centre now open
- Tideway, the super sewer project, helped support the works as part of its commitment to the community
A new community centre in Fulham built for the local community and supported by Tideway, is now open to the public.
A formal ceremony was held on Friday (March 11th) at the Sands End Arts & Community Centre (SEACC) with Tideway CEO Andy Mitchell and Hammersmith & Fulham Council leader Stephen Cowan in attendance (both pictured above).
The brand new SEACC building replaces the former centre on Broughton Road, which closed in 2010.
SEACC’s Walnut Tree Café and three function rooms are now open for local groups to book and use, providing a fantastic new resource for the local community.
Andy Mitchell, Tideway CEO, said: “Tideway is proud to have helped to fund Sands End Arts & Community Centre.
“We're living in challenging times that require us all to pull together and support those who need it the most and the SEACC offers a safe and welcoming place for people to connect, socialise and learn.
“The centre is a fantastic legacy for Tideway and we are confident that it will offer opportunities for all members of the community in Sands End and beyond to get involved.”
The vision for the centre was made possible by Hammersmith and Fulham Council (LBHF) with backing from Tideway, with the building’s award-winning design utilising sustainable building products and referencing the area’s heritage.
Cllr Stephen Cowan, leader of LBHF, added: “We always promised we'd try and replace the Sands End Community Centre so I'm really pleased the new Sands End Arts & Community Centre is already becoming a destination spot and adding to our residents' quality of life in this beautiful part of south Fulham.
“I was glad to have the opportunity to work with Tideway on this amazing project. The trustees and all the residents who worked to make this happen deserve special praise, underlining how, when councils and residents work together they can do great things.”
For more information, visit seacc.uk or follow the centre on Twitter and Instagram @SEACCfulham