A FEW months ago, Harlow Council announced that the Prentice Place development on Potter Street should be completed by late June.
However, the diggers and barriers surrounding the precinct indicates that it has yet to be finished.
So, we asked Harlow Council.
A spokesperson said: “Works to refurbish Prentice Place Neighbourhood Centre are continuing. The roof to block one (Martins, Dorringtons and Joe Jennings) has now been signed off as complete by the architect and the scaffolding is now being taken down, giving shoppers and retailers the first glimpses of the refurbished building. Works to the roof on blocks two and three are ongoing.
Once the scaffolding has been taken down, ground works to the front of the shopping centre can continue allowing for level access thresholds to be created to all shops.
Internal refurbishment works to the residential properties are continuing, with kitchens installed to block one properties and now progressing in block two. Bathrooms are now being installed in the properties and internal walls have all been plastered and painted.
Works to convert two corner flats in block one into a maisonette are under way, with new external brickwork creating a new front doorway. The internal staircase connecting the lower and upper floor of the property has been installed, allowing for the kitchen and bathroom to be put in.
The programme for completion has been delayed due to problems in receiving materials. Estimated completion of the project is now expected in November 2019. Harlow Council would like to express thanks and gratitude for the residents’ and business’ patience during the inconvenience this has caused.
“Please continue to support your local retailers”.
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