Work will begin to build a community centre that aims to bring all cultures of Harrow together under one roof.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the Salaam Centre will be held on Sunday, January 19, at the North Harrow Assembly Hall it will replace in Station Road, North Harrow.
Facilities such as a sports hall with four badminton courts, a prayer area, cafe, a beauty salon and library are to be included in the centre alongside 30 parking spaces.
The project, by charity Battlers Well Foundation, has been in the works since 2002 and was approved by Harrow Council's planning committee in 2011.
Kumail Versi, events co-ordinator for the charity, said: “The Salaam Centre will be open to people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds and thus will widen the scope of the charity to benefit a greater proportion of the local inhabitants of Harrow.
“The aim of the project is to bring the whole community together, whether it is creating harmonious, interactive and vibrant youth who would develop into committed citizens, or providing services for young and old throughout Harrow.”
The event begins at 1pm with the ground break starting at 1.45pm, followed by a celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.