THE way a new £1m revamp will transform a community centre will be unveiled to residents later this week.

The city council and Bullingdon Community Association will host the event at the current centre in Peat Moors Road.

Bullingdon Community Centre will eventually be demolished and then replaced with a purpose built unit.

The community meeting will be held at the centre between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday.

Residents are being encouraged to turn up at any time to discuss the proposal, which would see two new community halls, a kitchen, toilets, meeting rooms and multi-use spaces that could be used as changing rooms and community meeting spaces.

The council owns the centre and it is operated by the community association.

Marie Tidball, Oxford City Council's cabinet member for supporting local communities, said: “This will be the first opportunity for local residents to see the £1m redevelopment proposals that the city council and Bullingdon Community Association have been working on over the last year.

“I’m delighted that the redevelopment is moving a step closer; it will secure the future of the vital facilities and services that Bullingdon Community Centre provides to the local community.”

The centre needs to be demolished after its state deteriorated. Two props were installed to keep it up in 2016; another seven were installed in 2017.

The main hall was built in the early 1950s. A second hall, toilets, a kitchen and changing rooms were added later.

Richard Bryant, the community association's secretary, said: “Positive progress is being made on the plans.

"The architects have taken on board many of our proposals and we are pleased that the local community are having the opportunity to view the plans. We hope that the redevelopment will happen as soon as possible.”