A COMMUNITY centre is getting a £200,000 overhaul to make it more accessible.
The project at Fartown and Hillhouse Community Centre aims to provide a better range of facilities to people living in the area.
Building work on an extension has already started and is expected to be completed in the next six months.
Funding for the project has been provided by Fartown Sikh Temple.
Balbir Singh, the centre’s chairman, said: “We already provide facilities for the community but we wanted to be able to open up the centre even further to provide for a wider section, including single people and the elderly.
“In the area there’s not a lot of places for people to go, so hopefully they will come here and benefit from everything we have to offer.
“We want to get the message out that this for all local people to enjoy.”
The centre already offers some classes and services for locals, but members wanted to improve it even further.
An old part of the building has been demolished to make way for the two-storey extension.
This will include classroom facilities, showers and sauna room, crèche, new kitchen and better disabled access.
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman was invited to visit the work in progress.
Mr Singh said: “We told him we were doing this work to help the local community and invited him to come and have a look.
“He was very happy about it and we are planning a meeting to see if he can help us with other projects.”