Work­ing to im­prove com­plex

The Argus - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Rock Celtic is work­ing on plans to im­prove the dress­in­grooms and flood­lights at their Sandy Lane head­quar­ters.

The club have been al­lo­cated two sep­a­rate grants to do the work, but need to crop the cost of ren­o­vat­ing and ex­tend­ing the dress­in­grooms.

Build­ing costs have risen con­sid­er­ably since the club was ap­proved a sum of €38,000 to carry out this work. So the club need to ad­just the plans and re­duce the scale of the de­vel­op­ment and bring them into line with what they can af­ford.

Last Novem­ber the club re­ceived a se­cond grant of €30,000 that they have ear­marked to spend on up­grad­ing and mak­ing their flood­light sys­tem more ef­fi­cient.

The short­com­ings in the dress­ing- rooms and flood­light sys­tem be­came all too ap­par­ent when the club staged un­der age in­ter­na­tion­als. The dress­in­grooms aren’t big enough, and need to be en­larged.

The club are look­ing to carry out in­ter­nal ad­just­ments to the clu­b­rooms to achieve this, and the grant body is seem­ingly agree­able to this ap­proach.

Ex­tra light­ing ca­pac­ity was nec­es­sary to host the in­ter­na­tion­als, but the club have had prob­lems with oc­ca­sional power fail­ures.

So they are look­ing to sort that out and make the lights more ef­fi­cient and eco­nom­i­cal to run by up­grad­ing lamps.

A club spokesman said they hope to ob­tain cost­ings in the next month, and ide­ally to un­der­take the work dur­ing the close sea­son, when school­boy and adult com­pe­ti­tion has fin­ished.

This would re­duce the risk of dam­age to the play­ing sur­face with heavy equip­ment and ma­chin­ery prob­a­bly needed to be brought in to do the work.

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