Refurbishment works totalling £150,000 are due to get underway at Muckamore Community Centre later this month.
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has awarded the contract for the work to William Rodgers Construction.
The scope of the project includes a new 105m sq play space, a new staff office, removal of walls to increase equipment storage space, fitting out of toilets, a new cloakroom area, removal of the stage, and mechanical and electrical works.
The facility, located at Ballycraigy Road, has been home to Muckamore playgroup for over 40 years.
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Stephen Ross said:
“Over the last four decades, Muckamore Community Centre has welcomed thousands of children to the pre-school from the surrounding areas of Muckamore, Ballycraigy and Newpark and helped them create many happy memories and friendships for life.
“I am pleased that this refurbishment work will breathe new life into the venue and allow it to continue servicing the needs of local people for many more years to come.”
The alteration work is expected to begin this later month and be completed by August.