Over £700,000 needed to maintain key buildings in Wyre

More than £700,000 will be needed to maintain key public buildings in Wyre over the rest of this financial year.

Some of the biggest costs are at amenities such as Fleetwood Market, the Marine Hall in Fleetwood and Wyre Civic Centre in Poulton.
At next week’s  meeting of Wyre’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee , councillors will have a chance to comment and ask questions about the planned maintenance and investment projects schedule for 2019/20.
The total schedule, submitted by Wyre’s service director for performance and innovation, is costed at £777,000.
Fleetwood Market will need the most spending on it, at a total of £260,000, comprising replacement or removal of skylights in the main hall (£100,000);  re-pointing of external brick work (£15,000);  repairs to stonework to walls and roofs in all areas (£70,000); and the replacement of six-12 pairs of automatic/manual entrance doors and the blocking up of some exits (£75,000).
The Marine Hall maintenance bill is set at £172,000, including outdoor render repairs and pointing work and waterproofing work to the dome’s concrete spines (£100,000); replacement of distribution boards (£50,000) and  refurbishment and redecoration works to main hall (£12,000).
Wyre Council’s home base, the Civic Centre on Breck Road in Poulton, needs £145,000 spending on maintenance, with proposals to overcoat the existing flat roofs covering with liquid applied system (£100,000) and replacement of distribution boards (£50,000).
And replacement  of boilers is needed at Fleewood Leisure Centre (£100,000).
The list is completed by various repairs/replacement work at Garstang Pool ( £35,000); St Chad’s wall in Poulton (£30,000); Chatsworth Depot in Fleetwood (£25,000); and Copse Road depot in Fleetwood (£20,000).

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