Additional information on Chesterton Community College expansion project

Dear Member/Customer

As previously mentioned, Chesterton Community College will be embarking on an ambitious expansion programme in order to add improved new facilities to the college and to increase the number of students that the college can educate.

From Monday 19th March 2018 contractors will be on site to start the building works.  As part of this programme there are significant changes planned to the car parking arrangements at the college and sports centre. Most notably, the main section of staff car parking within the main college site will disappear.  Whilst additional spaces will be created in the sports centre car park,

The first few rows of the sports centre’s carpark will also be cordoned off as a compound area due to the school’s expansion project – this will be in place for around 1 year. Replacement disabled spaces will be created during this time in the later rows.

During the first week, the builders will begin to create additional spaces at the back of the sports centre car park for sports centre customers. School staff will be parking on the school field during the build. We expect the car park to be very busy during the first couple of weeks, and would like to actively encourage all visitors to the sports centre to consider alternative transport options if at all possible.

In order to protect these spaces for genuine use the college is inviting a car park operator to manage the sports centre’s car park on their behalf.  This means that all visitors will initially be allowed 3 hours free parking at the sports centre.  If you are visiting the sports centre and intend to stay longer than 3 hours then all you need to do is inform the sports centre’s Reception of your car registration.  Anyone who stays in the car park beyond 3 hours without informing Reception will receive a fine from the car park operator.

It is very unfortunate that a car park operator had to be brought in to manage the college’s facilities in this way, but with car parking spaces being in such high demand and short supply in this area it was felt that this was the best way to discourage the non-genuine use of this facility.

You will also notice that the walkway between the Science and Art Department will be unavailable from the start of the building works.

The end of the Dryside Changing Rooms corridor will also be cordoned off. This means that the Gymnasium will be only accessible through the main corridor. The Staff and Accessible Toilet will be opened up for general use to compensate for the loss of the Customer Toilets. We are actively looking to reinstate these toilets elsewhere within the Centre as soon as possible.

The Sports Hall will accommodate the GCSE exams during the build. During the exam period, there will be privacy film installed on the windows in the Cafe area overlooking the Sports Hall between the 13th April and the 25th June.

Letters will be sent out to local residents every six weeks to provide continuous updates on the progress of this major project, but in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any queries about these proposals.

Yours sincerely


Edit Tokorcsi
Sports Centre Manager