Green light for leisure centre revamp
Plans for a major revamp of Boston Leisure Centre have been given the go-ahead.
Proposals for the Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre include a two-storey extension, a new entrance, gym facilities and a new changing village suitable for all users.
The project – financed by cash from the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities Towns Funding programme – gained the assent of council chiefs with the help of Marrons planning consultancy.
Access to the centre will be remodelled under the plans. A shared pick-up/drop-off and coach facility has also been mooted, along with a new public plaza.
Jacqueline Jackson, planning director at Marrons, said: “This is a project that will provide huge wellbeing benefit to the local community and is a great example of regeneration in the region. We are pleased to have obtain planning permission for the scheme and look forward to watching the leisure centre’s transformation.”
John Leach, deputy chief executive for communities at Boston Borough Council, added: “This decision is a very important step on the road to new improved leisure facilities for the borough. As you would expect, the application was considered in detail by planning officers, who took into account comments from a range of statutory consultees and local people. This redevelopment and extension will provide local residents and the wider area, with the facilities they want and rightly deserve.”
The scheme is expected to be delivered by Spring 2025.