Construction on the new Riccarton Community Centre is set to begin by Christmas 2018, and it will open its doors by Christmas 2019.
Located just a bit further down Clarence Street from the current service centre, it will feature customer services, a meeting and performance hall, activity/meeting rooms of different sizes, and a kitchen. It will also be the main meeting place for the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board.
Historically, the Riccarton Community Centre in Clarence Street has always been part of the vibrant community life in Riccarton. Situated near the Westfield Mall and opposite the Windmill Centre, it is a significant facility to its local community.
Contractors are set to dig in at the Riccarton Community Centre site, with a sod-turning ceremony for the new $4.5 million facility taking place today.