£1.5m Swaminarayan Hindu Temple to be Built in Wellingborough

February 26, 2004

Source: Evening Telegraph


On February 26, 2004 the Evening Telegraph reported, "An ambitious new Hindu temple with facilities for the whole community could be built after plans were submitted to a council. The Swaminarayan Hindu Mission centre in Mill Road, Wellingborough, could double in size and become a temple by building on its existing site and onto an adjacent car park, extending all the way down to Victoria Road, if the designs are approved. The new £1.5m temple will be one of only 14 in the country and provide a 16,000sq ft place of worship for up to 700 people. The cost will be reduced because the Hindu faith calls on followers to support projects by fundraising and helping with manual jobs. Hindus have been using the centre for 27 years and now religious leaders hope the new temple, which will also include a sports hall, will provide the wider community with recreation space and education about the faith."