Work on the creation of the new Mildenhall Hub has been put on hold.
Construction company R G Carter has halted building work at the complex to that it can comply with the Covid19 guidance from both the UK Government and Public Health England, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their teams and supply chain.
The Hub project includes a new school, leisure facilities, health centre, children’s centre, library, advice centre, and desk space for police, Public Heath England, Suffolk County Council and West Suffolk Council.
John Griffiths, leader of West Suffolk Council, said: “We fully understand the decision that our contractors R G Carter have taken. When the country comes out the other side of this crisis, we, alongside our hub partners and R G Carter, will of course evaluate what this means in terms of the build programme and the dates in which the various partners may be able to move into the building.”
Pictured above is Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and MP for West Suffolk, Matt Hancock with partners including staff and students from Mildenhall College Academy, and R G Carter who are carrying out the construction, for a topping out with a tree planting ceremony.