THE town's new community sports hub is taking shape now that Skipton-based SIPS@Clays has completed the installation of the structural insulated panels (SIPs) superstructure.

Working on behalf of architects Rural Solutions, SIPS@Clays, which has been sponsoring Skipton Juniors FC for the past five years, was commissioned to SIPs- design, fabricate and install the 3,500 sq ft facility, which when completed at the end of 2023, will become home to Skipton Juniors FC and Skipton Cricket Club, as well as serving the wider Skipton community.

Ian Clay, SIPS@Clays founding partner said: “Being Skipton born and bred, our company is embedded in the Skipton community and so we’re thrilled to be part of this exciting project.

“The sports ground is a much loved and much-used local facility and it’s great to see that this community-focused project has utilised the services of local businesses.”

Malcolm Birks, head of architecture at Rural Solutions said: “On completion, the hub will benefit future generations and help build connections in the area. Being involved has enabled Rural Solutions to establish new relationships with suppliers too, including with SIPS@Clays who have contributed hugely to the success of the project.”

The new clubhouse is being built on the site of the old Sandylands cricket pavilion and with its contemporary design, will feature a function room, bar, commercial kitchens, changing rooms and referee/umpire facilities. The Hub is expected to host various community groups and clubs and become the focal point for a wide variety of sporting activities.

SIPS@Clays will be exhibiting at the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, from November 3 to 5 at the Harrogate Convention Centre where show-goers will be able to experience products from over 240 exhibitors. The benefits of energy efficiency technologies and renewables will be highlighted at over 40 masterclasses and seminars in the show’s two theatres and visitors can book one-to-one sessions with the experts.

Free reader tickets to the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show are available at this link: https://www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/pr-general-outlets - Ends –