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Kier Start on Leisure Site

Keir have started work on a new £15 million leisure centre in Yorkshire. The new centre will hugely improve the leisure facilities for residents of the Spen Valley.

The Spen Valley Leisure Centre facilities will see and eight lane, 25 metre main pool, a 20mx10m activity pool which will also have a removeable floor, spectator seating in the pool areas, a large fitness suite, two fitness studios and a cycling studio. Two changing villages are also to be built, these will include family cubicles, baby changing and large team changing areas.

The new centre aims to be inclusive for all member of the local community, including facilities for those with disabilities, design that is dementia friendly and a café where groups which are using the whole Princess Mary Activity Complex can meet and socialise.

In order to safeguard employees and the public alike, Kier will be adhering to the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures which are based on the guidance issued by Public Health England.

Regional Director at Kier Regional Building, Phil McDowell said: “We are thrilled to be working with Kirklees Council to deliver Spen Village Leisure Centre. The commencement of works on site is a major milestone and we look forward to creating a new all-purpose facility, which will bring swimming and fitness under one roof. We have a wealth of experience in delivering leisure centres across the country and I’m looking forward to seeing the development of this facility as it progresses on site.”

Leader of the Council, Cllr Shabir Pandor said: “I’m really pleased to see the start of work on this major capital development project for the people of North Kirklees.

We are committed to supporting people to be healthy and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The leisure centre will become a major asset for the local community, attracting more visitors into Kirklees and will help to create a sustainable economy. I look forward to seeing the developments on site as Kier begin the construction phase.”

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