A new Community Centre for Fishguard & Goodwick
Construction Works began 10th May 2010, project completed summer of 2012
The creation of a Community Volunteer based Community Centre.
This £1.5+ million centre has been built on the site of the old
Fishguard & Goodwick Sports Clubhouse. It is located on land reclaimed from
what was, prior to 1974, the local rubbish tip. Hence the name Phoenix Park
- the new centre has literally risen from the ashes.
The driving force behind efforts to build the centre was the local
sports clubs' commitment to open up the new building to wider community use. It
is a project unique in Wales; whereby a number of local sports clubs (cricket,
football, rugby, squash and tennis) have joined forces with cultural groups, music
organisations (including the famous Goodwick Brass band), disability support
groups, youth services, senior citizen groups and educational agencies.
Together we are determined to provide a social hub for the whole community.
The centre benefits from an innovative design that aesthetically
enhances the area, whilst also providing fit for purpose facilities for a very
wide range of activities. This was made possible by funding from…
Big Lottery Grant (£495,000)
Welsh Assembly Government Grants (£490,000)
Charity Bank loan (£175,000)
Significant capital contributions from local clubs
At the heart of the Phoenix is its welcoming public café and bar, which is surrounded by balconies that
overlook the sports pitches, coastal views and surrounding countryside.
Other facilities include multi-purpose function room, meeting room, a
music room, tennis & squash courts, sports pitches, and changing rooms. The centre is always
open to the public. Similarly, local groups and individuals
wanting to book facilities for events and/or social gatherings are always
welcome to visit them.