Despite the restrictions in place from COVID-19, yesterday we held the first socially distanced dig on site at Spen Valley. Leader of Kirklees Council, Cllr Shabir Pandor, Cllr Graham Turner and Dawn Stephenson, Chair of Kirklees Active Leisure Board of Trustees, visited the site to witness the event.
The event was organised to celebrate that work has now officially begun to build the new £15m leisure centre. Set to open in winter 2021, the centre has been designed to be a modern and flexible activity hub for the whole community. The centre will be part of the wider Spenborough fitness complex, including the separate pavilion and athletics track.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Shabir Pandor said: “I am delighted that the Spen Valley Leisure Centre build is now underway and look forward to seeing progress on site over the coming months. This is a major capital development project that I believe will really transform the leisure offer for residents of all ages in the Spen Valley and provide economic benefit to north Kirklees.
We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of everyone in Kirklees and I hope this new centre, when it opens, will both inspire and motivate all local residents to make full use of the fantastic facilities.”
The centre facilities will include an 8 lane, 25 metre main pool, a 20m x 10m activity pool with moveable floor, spectator seating in the pool areas, a large fitness suite, two fitness studios with flexibility for other use and a cycling studio. There will also be two changing villages which will include family cubicles, baby change and large team changing areas.
Click here to watch the video tour of the completed centre.