Salesian centre in Dingli gets €150,000 refurbishment

James Galea (DOI)

A €150,000 refurbishment of the Salesian Youth Centre in Dingli is being carried out. The project is partly being funded by the Public Works Department.

The project consists of two phases, with the first phase starting with the dismantling of the metal sheeting and the demolition of the existing structures and stairs adjacent to the chapel and offices. Construction works commenced once demolition and excavation works were finalised, and these included the construction of the ground and first floor next to the chapel and other alteration works to incorporate the proposed structures to the existing building.

Once complete, the ground floor is will comprise of showers and sanitary facilities, domestic stores, passenger lift and stairs leading to the first floor, which will also include sanitary facilities and domestic stores, as well as access to the hall in the first floor.

The second phase will see the existing tuck shop gets extended instead of the existing stairs leading to the first-floor hall, and once complete, the first floor will comprise a multisensory room.

Ongoing works were visited by Infrastructure Minister – and district MP – Ian Borg who insisted that community facilities and spaces were one of the government’s highest priorities.