Redevelopment to create leisure and community venue will be delayed

There is to be a delay to the start of the Goole Hub, a major redevelopment project to transform East Riding Leisure Goole into a modern new leisure and community venue.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said the delay was “unavoidable” because of unforeseen structural, mechanical and electrical complications discovered during intensive investigations following the building’s closure in December.

The refurbished centre, in North Street, Goole, was originally expected to open in summer 2025. The council said the building is now scheduled to open its doors to the public in early 2026.

Meanwhile, sports, exercise classes, health programmes and other activities will continue at other venues in Goole.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We are committed to this project and we are working diligently behind the scenes with our contractors to address these issues.

“Preparatory work will continue on the site, paving the way for the main demolition and construction activities which are now set to begin later this year.

“Despite this setback, the council assures residents that the delay will not compromise the quality or features of the project which will be delivered.

“We would like to thank the Goole community for its patience and understanding while we bring this exciting project to fruition.”

When complete, the revamped Goole Hub will include more than 17,200 sq ft of new space, including a central food court, library, customer service centre, tag active area, ten-pin bowling alley, soft play area, new learner pool with a health suite and expanded gym and fitness facilities.

Goole Library and the town’s customer service centre, both currently in Carlisle Street, will be relocated to the hub.

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