Broughton Astley Leisure Centre opens to the public
Broughton Astley has reason to celebrate after its new leisure centre opened its doors in December.
The completion of the much-anticipated £3.6m fitness space marks a positive start to 2020 for local residents who have been campaigning for the centre to be built for many years.
Designed by Watson Batty Architects the new facilities include a four-court sports hall, 70-station gym, dance and exercise studios and on-site café.
Outside, visitors can take advantage of the floodlit 3G pitch, outdoor play area and 75-space car park.
Project managed by Parkwood Leisure, who are also responsible for running the centre, Glen Hall, managing director, said: “We’ve been involved in the project for over a year now so to reach completion and see the new facility open is really exciting.
“We’re already ahead of targets outlined in our business plan and the leisure centre is generating huge interest within the community; the residents of Broughton Astley have wanted a facility like this for many years and we are proud to be a part of what will be a fantastic addition to the local area.”
Building contractor Speller Metcalfe was responsible for the construction of the new leisure centre, and commented on the benefits to the local community:
“Not only will local residents benefit in the future from the new centre as a community hub with fantastic exercise facilities, but over the lifetime of the project we have worked hard to ensure that we have employed the majority of our supply chain from within the region. This has helped to create opportunities and employment for local businesses, many of whom will be able to take advantage of the facilities they have helped to build,” said Rob Lashford, regional director at Speller Metcalfe.
For those wishing to find out more about joining the centre, please visit www.leisurecentre.com.