The development of a community centre in Bracknell Forest has finally been completed after a two year delay.

The much-needed community hub in Sandhurst, developed by Bloor Homes, will at last be handed over to the town council later this month. 

The developer had blamed technical issues with installation by independent contractors as the reason for the delay. 

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A spokesperson from Bloor Homes said: “We have worked hard with our contractors to overcome the issues […] and are now very pleased to have completed the building ready for its handover to the Council. 

“We apologise unreservedly for the delay and look forward to seeing the building fully utilised as a community facility, as has always been the intention.” 

Initially meant to open in February 2020, councillors had expressed their disappointment at how long it had taken to open the new building in Sandhurst Gardens. 

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Chairman of Sandhurst Town Council’s Strategy & Policy Committee, Councillor Nick Allen, had previously spoken of the delays: “It is very frustrating […]. That we have been made to wait so long is a breach of the original planning agreement. 

“This facility is much needed in the area, and we have had to turn down a number of enquiries from groups until we have it available to us.” 

First established in 1969, the Leicestershire based Bloor Group is now one of the largest privately-owned housing groups in the UK – with more than 60 developments located across England.