TROWBRIDGE Town Council has issued invitations to local firms to bid for a £2 million contract to build a new pavilion for the controversial 3G Artificial Turf Pitch project next to Doric Park.

The closing date for the return of tender documents is 12 noon on February 18.

The council hopes the contractor appointed will be able to start work on the pavilion by May 1 with a target completion date of November 30.

The contract involves the construction of a single storey changing hub comprising two changing rooms for men and women, changing room for match officials, shower and WC rooms, a club room, a gym and staff facilities and associated works.

Wiltshire Council issued approval in June last year for the town council's application to provide the new sports facility.

It will include a new fenced and floodlit 3G Artificial Turf Pitch and a new pavilion providing inclusive ancillary facilities to support the pitch.

The pavilion will provide new community coaching and education rooms and a training room/gym for use by football and rugby club users. A new access road and additional parking is also proposed.