Kier to deliver £15m leisure centre in Yorkshire

Kier has been appointed by Kirklees Council to deliver a £15m leisure centre in Liversedge, West Yorkshire. The project has been procured through the YORbuild2 framework.

Spen Valley Leisure Centre will be built on the site of the original Spenborough Pool and will include a two-storey, two-pool complex. It will have a double-height foyer which will lead to wet changing areas as well as multi-activity space. There will be a mezzanine with dry changing areas, a gym, exercise studios and spectator seating.

The project is due to start on site in early 2020 and the new facility is due to open in the autumn of 2021. This will be followed by the demolition of the existing fitness suite, releasing further external works with final completion anticipated at the end of 2021.

Phil McDowell, operations director at Kier Regional Building Northern, said: “We have a lot of experience in delivering leisure centres across the country and are thrilled to be working with Kirklees Council to deliver the brand-new Spen Valley Leisure Centre.

“The proposed new all-purpose facility reflects the desire to bring the leisure offer on the site up to current standards in a building of high quality, and to bring swimming and fitness under the one roof. It will provide a modern environment, with an efficient, simple layout and improved access to ensure it is accessible for all.”

This latest win for Kier reinforces its position as a leading provider of leisure complex’s. It is currently on site delivering a £42m school and leisure development in Ponteland which includes a six-lane 25m swimming pool, a gym, climbing wall and soft play zone.

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