The name of Tisbury’s new community campus facility, due to open next year, has been revealed as Nadder Community Campus.
The campus will serve communities throughout the Nadder Valley, and a logo has been chosen for the development featuring a brown trout – the species that brings those wanting to fish in the chalk stream river from far and wide.
Construction firm Rydon is currently renovating and extending the old Nadder School site and Nadder Hall. Once built the Nadder Community Campus will boast a bigger sports hall and fitness suite, a bigger library, a remodelled and updated main events hall, facilities for training and business support, facilities for the police, new pre-school accommodation, a children’s centre, meeting rooms and activity spaces for young people.
The campus will also benefit from planned renovation and improvement works at the adjacent outdoor swimming pool.
Tony Deane, chair of Tisbury’s Community Operations Board (COB), said: “The River Nadder really is the common theme running through or close-by all the communities that will be served by the new centre, so it seems fitting that the name and logo do not just reflect Tisbury itself, but encompass the whole area and reflect the vibrancy that the campus will bring.”
George Jeans, chair of the South West Wiltshire Area Board, added: “It is exciting to see the facilities taking shape. I’m looking forward to seeing the campus really becoming a focalpoint for the community.”
Building work started in January and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. The campus will be officially opened in early summer 2016.
Nadder Community Campus is part of a county-wide project which will see new community campuses across Wiltshire.
Each campus will provide the services communities want, placing customers and their needs at the heart of future plans with the additional aim of making maximum and efficient use of the council’s buildings, both new and existing.