Plans for a new pavilion at Sandy Bay moved a step closer to fruition after Mid and East Antrim Borough Council selected Cleary Contracting to carry out the work.
The Council plans a new two-storey, modern and fit-for-purpose facility on the Larne site, which once completed will be hugely beneficial to the local community.
The ground floor will have a community hall measuring 118 square metres, complete with a meeting room, kitchen, storage rooms and toilets.
On the lower ground floor there will be four large changing rooms accommodating up to 16 or 20 people in each, with showers and toilets.
At a recent meeting of full council, elected members were informed that Council has selected a contractor to carry out the transformation on the site.
Chair of Borough Growth Councillor Gregg McKeen said: "This is wonderful news for those who currently use Sandy Bay grounds, as well as the wider community.
"These facilities will be state-of-the-art and will provide a real community hub for the people in the area.
"I want to thank local residents for their continued patience as we work to deliver what will be a superb pavilion."
Alderman Paul Reid said: "I warmly welcome this move which means we are able to progress with our ambitious plans for Sandy Bay Pavilion.
"This is something the local community have been pushing for for some time and I am delighted work is due to begin this autumn."
Council officers are due to meet with the chosen contractor in the coming weeks to finalise a plan for delivery.
To keep up to date on Sandy Bay Pavilion works log onto our Sandy Bay information page.