Kelso builders M & J Ballantyne are the main contractors in the renovation and conversion of the Burnfoot Roadhouse premises into a community hub.
Work on the project is scheduled to begin on Monday. The hub will have a staged completion, with the community spaces opening in June next year, followed by the nursery two months’ later.
Richard Knight, chair of Burnfoot Community Futures, said: “We are delighted to be working with M & J Ballantyne Ltd. Their proven track record in working with community groups and trusts demonstrates their competence, and we are confident that they will deliver, to the highest quality, the architectural plans developed by Camerons Ltd in conjunction with our project team and board of directors.
“This hub will allow us to make a step change in improving the lives of people and their opportunities in Burnfoot. It will provide a wide variety of volunteering opportunities, skills training as well as access to much-needed existing and new services – a centre for the people delivered by the community itself.”
M & J Ballantyne director Grant Davidson said: “On a personal level, having originated from Hawick and still having many connections in the town, I am thrilled that I am able to be involved.”