A new state of the art single storey community hub earmarked for the communities of Magor and Undy has moved a step closer thanks to £1,145,000 of Economic Stimulus Funding from Welsh Government.

The project follows years of work and consultation with the residents of Magor and Undy to identify the needs of their communities and to learn what features should be included in the new space, with the Magor with Undy Community Hub project (MUCH) playing a key role in seeing the project come to fruition.

The facility will be designed for social, culture, leisure, sporting and other community activities. The exciting project will be built on the ‘Three Fields’ site, which is located adjacent to the B4245 in Magor/Undy. The Hub will also support the delivery and establishment of the Magor and Undy walkway train station which has been proposed adjacent to the site.

Monmouthshire County Council, in partnership with the MUCH group, have now entered the pre-construction phase of development with Kier Construction as preferred contractor. Work on the new facility is to begin in early 2022. The project is estimated to take eight months to complete.

Speaking on the announcement, Cabinet Member for Resources, Councillor Phil Murphy said: “We are delighted to announce this exciting project has taken a step forward and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the MUCH group and residents of Magor and Undy for their continued support”.

“It is our shared vision to create a Community Hub that the residents of Magor and Undy can be proud of, a place where local communities can come together to socialise, take part in leisure, sporting and cultural activities and to be a place for meetings, events and support networks.”