Building work has officially been completed on the new £5.3 million community centre in New Addington.

The Timebridge Community Centre will soon open its doors in New Addington after a remarkably fast building phase that saw much of the construction take place off site before assembly on location, all in less than a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 161, 000 sq. ft. project was completed from start to finish in just 13 months, despite considerable, unexpected supply chain and workforce disruption as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The new centre will cater for toddlers, children and adults alike with an array of services on offer including a nursery, food bank, youth and family hub and a community café.

The centre also includes several "flexible spaces" which are available for Your Local Guardian: Visitors were shown around the centre several months prior to its completion. Visitors were shown around the centre several months prior to its completion. hire, developers The McAvoy Group said, including a "multi-purpose sports hall, two studio spaces, conference and meeting rooms, social areas and workspace".

Cllr Simon Hall, Croydon Council cabinet member for Finance and Resources, whose ward is New Addington North, said:

"The McAvoy team has done an excellent job in delivering an outstanding new building that will serve the local community in Croydon for many years to come."

Gavin Ward, Project Manager at The McAvoy Group, was similarly delighted at the completion of the building work:

"The Centre is a real focal point for the community in New Addington so we’re very pleased to have been able to complete the new building on schedule, despite the site, supply chain and workforce challenges created by the pandemic back in spring," he said.

"It’s an excellent example of offsite construction and MMC at its most effective, delivered quickly with minimal disruption but to the highest quality, design and sustainability standards.

"It’s a project we’re all very proud of," Ward added.