Office hubs and more in centre expansion

Wooler is set to get new and improved community facilities after the Glendale Gateway Trust received planning permission for extensions and alterations at the Cheviot Centre.

The proposals include single-storey works, a new community room with associated storage and three individual Armadilla A12 pods as self-contained office accommodation.

It is planned to integrate the new community room into the existing ground-floor layout.

Additional access and an emergency exit to the first floor is to be provided via a single spiral staircase to the rear of the property.

The Cheviot Centre has received major acclaim this year as a community hub since the village’s library was re-housed in the building, resulting in an increase in opening hours of 300 per cent and 70 per cent increase in gross income for the tourist information centre.