Pictured: Coun Graham Turner, Dawn Stephenson of Kirklees Active Leisure and Coun Shabir Pandor
A CONTRACTOR has been appointed to build the new £15million Spen Valley Leisure Centre.
Kirklees Council has agreed a deal with Kier, a major construction and infrastructure services company.
They’ll start the construction phase of the project next month when the foundations for the new leisure centre in Liversedge will be laid.
The old Spenborough Pool was demolished at the end of 2019 after serving the community for 50 years, paving the way for building work this year.
The new centre will include an eight-lane 25-metre main pool; a 20m x 10m activity pool with a moveable floor; spectator seating in the pool areas; a large fitness suite; two fitness studios and a cycling studio. There will also be two changing villages with family cubicles, baby change and large team changing areas.
Council leader Shabir Pandor said: “Kirklees Council is committed to helping people to be healthy, achieve their ambitions and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The exciting new leisure centre will contribute massively to achieving those outcomes for the local people.”
He added: “I look forward to seeing the developments on site as Kier begin the construction phase.”
The centre will include facilities for people with disabilities, design which is dementia-friendly and a cafe where groups using the whole Princess Mary Activity Complex can meet and socialise.
The existing fitness suite, studios and athletics track next door will remain open for use for the duration of the build. The new facilities should be open for use in autumn 2021. Further information about the developments can be found at www.spenvalleyleisurecentre.co.uk.