WARRINGTON Borough Council says it is still ‘fully committed’ to the Bewsey and Dallam Hub project despite its intended completion date passing with no work having taken place.

A new £2.4m facility on Longshaw Street – including a fitness suite, library, pool and healthcare services – was originally anticipated to open in summer 2017.

Ground was broken on the project in March 2016, but no progress has been made onsite since then.

In February this year, it was revealed that the project had been delayed due to ‘higher than expected costs’ leading to Livewire putting the construction contract out to tender for a second time in order to obtain a ‘more competitive price’.

The scheduled opening date was moved to spring 2018, but there has been no sign of construction work beginning since then.

But Warrington Borough Council says it is still ‘fully committed’ to the project, with progress expected in the New Year.

There is now no anticipated opening date for the Bewsey and Dallam Hub.

A spokesman for Warrington Borough Council said: “We are fully committed to the delivery of a hub for Bewsey and Dallam and we are working hard to progress the plans.

“We are currently exploring a number of options for how best to deliver this scheme working closely with our partners, including Livewire and health services.

“We expect to be in a position to present a report to the council’s executive board early in the New Year, at which point we will be able to provide further updates.”