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Walton: State-of-the-art yacht club clubhouse to open in December
2:00pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
MEMBERS hope Walton Yacht Club’s new state-of-the-art clubhouse will be ready for a spectacular opening in December.
Yacht club chiefs now have a timeline set out for the completion of the new facility.
Construction of the building is set to be completed by August 31, when members will get to work fitting out the interior.
Club bosses hope parts of the new building, including the changing rooms and bar, will be opened for use in November.
They are planning a grand opening for December, and celebrity Griff Rhys Jones – a member of the Walton club – has promised to help make the event a night to remember.
The construction of the new clubhouse has cost more than £400,000, with some of the cash coming from Sport England and Essex County Council grants.
Project manager and member Martin Jenkinson said: “There is still an awful lot of work to be done but we are very excited.
“The opening will be a wonderful event, not just for us but for the entire community."