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9-mn-pound gurdwara coming up in UK town

india Updated: Jan 30, 2009 02:48 IST

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A gurdwara based on traditional architecture is coming up in the west Midlands town of Leamington Spa, where the Sikh community has raised funds for the multi-million project.

The project, which is expected to be completed in September this year with an estimated cost of 9 million pounds, is being managed by the Yorkshire Bank's Coventry Financial Solutions Centre and has been designed by MPC Partnership Architects.

Paul Brooksbank, corporate partner at the Coventry Financial Solutions Centre, said, "This is going to be a landmark building for Leamington and is arguably one of the largest construction projects the town will see this year.

"It's remarkable that the Sikh community has raised such a huge amount of money for the project, and continues to do so in such difficult times. Their true dedication is paying off and the building is really taking shape," Brooksbank said.

Mohinder Singh Sidhu, general secretary of the Gurdwara Sahib said, "We have made a real effort to use local companies and Yorkshire Bank has played a key part.

"It will be a very exciting year for everyone involved and the opening really will be the realisation of a dream for everyone from the congregation," Sidhu said.