Work set to start on £17.5m leisure centre

Work will start next month on a £17.5m leisure centre due to be built at Sedbergh Playing Fields in Bradford.

Bradford Council has appointed West Yorkshire-based construction firm ISG to carry out the work.

The energy efficient facility will include features such as an activity pool with a movable floor to help younger or less able swimmers enter the water safely.

It will also include a six lane 25m swimming pool, two aerobic / activity studios, gym / fitness centre and three winter sports pitches

Initial works on the site have already involved tree felling in order to make way for the development as well as ongoing maintenance to remove damaged trees and specimens in poor condition.  The project will see an overall increase in the number of trees planted on the site, the council said.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s executive member for environment and sport, said: “Now we have awarded the contract to ISG, the final part of the jigsaw puzzle has been completed and we will see this exciting new development become a reality.

“This much needed new facility will offer the latest facilities in a modern and energy efficient environment.”

Rex Procter & Partners along with the design team partners – DarntonB3 and Furness Partnership, are providing project management, design, architecture, cost and engineering consultancy services for the project.

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