Mote Park Café construction work takes shape

News Posted 03/09/21
The building work for the brand-new Mote Park Café in Maidstone is well underway, with the steelworks of the structure now in place.

The works started in June, headed up by BBS Construction Ltd. To review the progress, Cllr Fay Gooch, the Mayor of Maidstone, visited the site. 

Maidstone Borough Council is leading the work on the Mote Park café, which is expected to be completed and open to the public by summer 2022. 

The new facility will include indoor and outdoor seating, flexible space for learning, an educational and meeting area for local schools and community groups to hire and new larger modern toilet facilities. 

The build, which is the second phase of the Council’s investment in the redevelopment and improvements of Mote Park, is expected to cost £2.5m.

After her visit to the site, the Mayor said: “I am delighted to see the work well and truly underway to create this fabulous new facility and how it is now really starting to take shape. 

“The new building will open up this area of Mote Park and it is so exciting to know that the work is currently on track to enable this great addition to open for visitors next summer.” 

Whilst the Mayor was visiting the site, BBS Construction presented her with a defibrillator for users of Mote Park, which will be gifted to the café on completion.

BBS purchased the device from the British Heart Foundation, which provided them with a robust and easy to use defibrillator with audio prompts and visual instructions to help responders give effective CPR when required.

Geoff Slee, managing director, BBS Construction Ltd, said: “It is important to BBS that we are able to give something back to the communities in which we’re building.

“We are delighted to be able to gift this British Heart Foundation defibrillator to the visitors of Mote Park.

“This, along with a stunning new café building, will be BBS’s lasting legacy and we are extremely proud to have presented it to the Mayor and the community today.”

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