Ground was broken for the Andrews Mews Health and Recreational Centre on Olympic Way in West Central St Andrew Friday afternoon by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Holness, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, said the $16 million facility, is being built on land that was designated for recreational activity from as far back as 1980. He said the land was never developed.
He said it will have a playing area for children, dining area, jogging trail, sanitary conveniences and green space.
According to Holness, the constituency is being transformed with modern facility, as the Jamaica/China Goodwill Infant School was recently constructed, while a police station is currently being built with upgrading work on the health clinic expected to start shortly.
“Right before your very eyes, the community of West Central St Andrew is changing. This project here will address the issue of giving recreational space to our young persons and our elderly as well,” Holness said.
He said that among the change, is the removal of zinc fences, with that project approximately 90 per cent completed and there are plans to build another infant school, a golden age home and two additional parks.
Also taking part in the ground-breaking event was Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie, Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams and councillor for the Molynes Division of the constituency Patrick Roberts.