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Construction work finishes on community hub at Lesnes Abbey Woods

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:00 15 November 2016

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Work began in late 2014

New Seating Area Monks Garden in Lesnes AbbeyNew Seating Area Monks Garden in Lesnes Abbey

Works to complete a new lodge in Bexley’s second biggest park has finished.

Two years since work began, construction at Lesnes Lodge in Abbey Wood is now complete, with landscaping around the building almost finished.

The council claims it is already in talks with residents and community groups who have shown an interest in using the building, which is close to being fully operational.

Work at the 88 hectare park cost £4.2million, with money coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Bexley council.

Peter Craske, cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, said: “The new Lesnes Lodge is a stunning building and now the construction work is finished we want local people to get involved and to come and talk to us about using it.

“We want it to become a real community hub”

The new building has a small outdoor area for alfresco activities and is a five minute walk from Abbey Wood Station.

You can find out more information on the improvements at Lesnes Abbey Woods at www.visitlesnes.co.uk

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