New Community Centre At Kings Reach Handed Over To Local Community

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017

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New Community Centre At King's Reach Handed Over To Local Community

A brand new community centre at the popular King’s Reach development in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, has been handed over to the local community.

Biggleswade Town Council is set to open the new Orchard Community Centre soon, offering the use of this brand new facility to the residents of King’s Reach and the wider community.

The development consortium, Taylor Wimpey and Martin Grant Homes, has constructed the building, which is located in the local square and includes a meeting room, sports hall, kitchen and other facilities. It was handed over to the community as part of the planning requirements for King’s Reach.

On Friday 12th May Cllr Michael North, Deputy Town Mayor at Biggleswade Town Council, attended the handover ceremony alongside Paul Cave, Marketing Manager at Taylor Wimpey, and Chris Hamilton, Managing Director of Martin Grant Homes.

Local community groups had previously used a temporary community building adjacent to the new centre. The use of this temporary building will start to lessen as new and existing groups migrate to the new facility.

Alun Isaac, Consortium Project Manager at King’s Reach, says: “The new community centre will be the focal point of the development, bringing residents and local groups closer together.

“A number of groups have expressed interest in receiving the temporary community centre, and because we are keen to support youth groups we will be donating it to a local community group shortly.”

The new community building will also be used as a service hub and information centre for local residents. The facility will be used to hold regular training events, such a business breakfasts for local companies.

King’s Reach is a sustainable community on the eastern edge of Biggleswade, where Taylor Wimpey and Martin Grant Homes are building a range of high-quality homes and public facilities. 
The neighbourhood benefits from a local square, a lower school and retail units, office space for rent, while a nursery, a care home and a pub to the north of the development, off Potton Road, are still in the pipeline.

The development will also deliver enhancements to existing local infrastructure, and the new community is located just a mile from Biggleswade railway station for services to King’s Cross in as little as 35 minutes, and only half a mile from the A1 for links to London and the North.

Further information about the new homes at King’s Reach is available by visiting or