Chance to name new community building

Looking forward to the opening, from left, council chairman Fred Lewis, surveying manager Helen Buck, vice-chairman Carlson Albury and Shoreham Centre trust chairman Matt Davis D15031265a
Looking forward to the opening, from left, council chairman Fred Lewis, surveying manager Helen Buck, vice-chairman Carlson Albury and Shoreham Centre trust chairman Matt Davis D15031265a

SHOREHAM Herald readers are being given the opportunity to name the new council building.

Work on the extension to the Shoreham Centre, in Pond Road, is well underway.

The Shoreham Centre extension takes shape D15031271a

The Shoreham Centre extension takes shape D15031271a

The finished building will house Adur District Council and the Citizens Advice Bureau, as well as the refurbished community centre.

The council now needs a name for the whole building and is asking Shoreham Herald readers to come up with ideas.

Spokesman Wendy Knight said: “We are open to suggestions for the name.

“There are lots of historical connections on the site as well as the maritime history of the town. Don’t forget it is for the whole of Adur, though, not just Shoreham.”

People will be able to see inside the building for themselves at an open day planned for spring.

Mrs Knight said: “The next stage is an open day at Easter, when people will be able to go in and see parts of the new extension, with tours where possible.

“There will be historical displays about the site, which was once Shoreham Grammar School, and illustrations of how the new building will look once complete.”

Site manager Ken Palmer said the structural steel frame which went up last week now defines the shape of the building and work by construction company Sunninghill was on schedule to finish in July, with a view to opening fully in August.

Matt Davis, chairman of the Shoreham Centre trust, said it was very exciting.

“The community is looking at this thinking it is going to be absolutely phenomenal,” he said.

“The council, the community and the trust genuinely want a centre that will do justice to its locality.

“They are walking past thinking ‘wow’.

“We are quite confident that the Adur council presence being sited here should definitely benefit the community and it is good for the town.”

Suggestions for the name should be sent to senior reporter Elaine Hammond by Wednesday, February 11, 2015, and must include a name, address and daytime telephone number.

Email elaine.hammond@shorehamherald.co.uk or write to Elaine Hammond, Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1NA. Historical memories of the site would also be welcomed.