Planning submitted for new Bedworth physical activity hub
Published on Thursday, 3rd March 2022
Planning has been submitted for the development of a new Bedworth Physical Activity Hub.
The Hub is a £24.7 million investment which will replace the existing 1970’s-built leisure centre and serve the community for the next 50 years.
Offering more opportunities to take part in physical activity as well as featuring new outdoor facilities, the Hub will support improvement for health and well-being of residents.
£14.95 million worth of funding for the scheme was put forward through the Government Levelling Up Fund via the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The Council is currently also submitting an application for £1.5 million through Sport England as part of their capital investment programme.
Some of the highlights of the new hub will include: a new 25 metre, eight lane community pool (the existing facility has just six lanes) and learner pool, a four-court sports hall, 120 station fitness centre and two fitness studios, a 3G sports pitch and a new all wheel’s skate park and learn to ride facility.
The existing leisure centre will continue to operate whilst the Hub is being built. If plans run smoothly, building works will be able to start as early as October, with the completion of the new facility taking place in late 2024. Works on demolishing the old leisure centre and development of the new car park facilities will then be scheduled around early 2025.
Councillor Sue Markham, Portfolio holder for Public Services said:
“It is great news that the planning has finally been submitted, the plans are extremely exciting. After opening the new mountain bike trail and sports court facilities last month it feels like we are really making huge progress in expanding our physical activity offer to local residents.
“This next step will bring us closer to our dreams of creating the Physical Activity Hub and I can’t wait to see the progress.”
To find out more about the facility and see the plans visit www.be-nu.co.uk.
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