Construction work on a £5m Hindu temple in Oldham has reached a milestone with the completion of its foundations and steel frame and the start of external brickwork.
Cladding and roofing work is due to begin soon as the project nears the halfway stage. The Shree Swaminarayan Temple on Copsterhill Road is due for completion in 2022.
Recom Solutions, based at Trafford Park, is the main contractor for the scheme. Subcontractors include BIAD Civils for groundworks, TW Fabrications for steelworks, McCrory Brickwork, Primeseal Roofing, Spectrum Building Envelopes & Facades and PCS for glass-reinforced concrete.
The temple is being built on the site of a former housing association depot.
Once completed, the temple will feature a spacious and naturally-lit modern prayer hall, space for sports, events and teaching, a courtyard with landscaped gardens, parking and accommodation.
The building, on which work started in the middle of 2020, is being funded through donations from the local community as well as supporters nationwide and internationally.
Recom’s team is led by project director Jason McKnight, a co-founder of the 2015-formed business. He said: “This prestigious scheme remains on track and it’s great to see the development taking shape.
“We are thrilled to have been selected for this building project and continue our great working relationship with the Hindu community.”