Work is underway to create a new seven-day-a week community centre in Anfield, with the development being spearheaded by local charity, Everton in the Community.
Frank Rogers, who has a 40-plus year history in the area and continues to operate from its Anfield-based offices, has been awarded the contract to refurbish the former Francis De Sales Club. The new community centre will be refurbished to form a large open plan building which will accommodate a delivery centre for the vulnerable and disabled members of the community.
Refurbishment Works will include the replacement of roof coverings, windows and doors and rendering to the external envelope. The internal of the building will be fully refurbished including the complete mechanical and electrical upgrade and the replacement of all fittings, furniture and floor coverings. The entrance to the building will be altered to include a clad facade in the clubs colours which will be adorned with the club badge. This will complement the recently completed Free School and Community Campus on Spellow Lane.
Everton in the Community, Everton Football club’s official charity, is leading the project. The ethos of the charity is to use the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire people in the local communities to improve their life chances. The new centre is set to act as a hub for the local community offering a range of activities for residents of all ages and is the latest stage of their significant and extensive plans to improve and regenerate the area surrounding Goodison Park
Dean Rogers, Managing Director of Frank Rogers said:
“It’s always a real coup to be awarded contracts that are quite literally on our doorstep and are set to enhance local resources. Frank Rogers has retained its offices in Anfield since launching over four decades ago and is committed to helping improve the area.
“Many members of our team live locally, several of whom will be involved in this scheme. It’s incredibly positive for them and the business to be able to help make a positive change within their own community through work such as this. We’ll work closely with Everton in the Community to deliver the works and support them in their charitable endeavours where possible.”