Notification was received in March that the Grant of just over Half a Million pounds had been approved by the National Lottery. In April a Limited Company was formed, control of the new Club passing to the Directors who took over the work of steering committee. On the 13th May the first turf was cut by the Chairman of the NWDC and the contract being awarded to Messrs Woods of Winchester.
Just over twenty one weeks later work was completed, and the centre was formally handed over to the Directors of the Company on the 10th October. On the 29th November, the Official opening of the Centre was performed by the President of the World Indoor Bowls Council.