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Borough Council delays Bedworth physical activity hub project

Published on Monday, 9th January 2023

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is to delay the project to replace Bedworth’s ageing leisure centre with a state-of-the-art physical activity hub if Councillors agree this month.

The global economic situation and very significant inflation to construction costs here in the UK, together with newly identified extensive groundworks required for the proposed building on the Miners’ Welfare Park site, have seen projected costs escalate from around £27.5 million to more than £34 million.

“The Council is not immune to the global inflationary pressures facing the construction industry, which has forced up prices across the board. When we originally budgeted for the project, no one could have predicted the extraordinary financial pressures we are now facing.