Exciting leisure development strategy gets the go ahead!
Published on Wednesday, 18th December 2019
“It is great news that Cabinet have agreed to forge ahead with the next stage of the project to enhance and renew leisure facilities throughout the Borough"
Cabinet today approved funding to allow the Borough Council’s exciting plans to enhance and renew leisure facilities throughout the Borough to be taken to the next stage of development, – up to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) design stages 2 and 3*.
The planned enhancement and renewal of leisure facilities supports the adopted Local Plan in meeting additional leisure demands that will arise from the planned growth in the Borough up to 2031.
The work to complete RIBA design stages 2 and 3 for a replacement Bedworth Leisure Centre; an enhanced or replaced Pingles Leisure Centre and sports facilities at the Top Farm site will cost approximately £1.16 million. An appropriate procurement exercise will be undertaken to commission this work in the New Year.
The Council will be working very closely with Sport England’s Capital Investment Team in the next stages of proposal development. Sport England has extensive knowledge and experience in delivering new leisure provision across the country and will provide on-going support to the council’s team through the RIBA planning stages.
A high level public consultation exercise on the leisure facilities proposals and the concept planning work around the Miners’ Welfare Park and Riversley Park will be carried out during January and February 2020.
Cllr Ian Lloyd, portfolio holder for Arts and Leisure said:
“It is great news that Cabinet have agreed to forge ahead with the next stage of the project to enhance and renew leisure facilities throughout the Borough as the proposals have been a long time in the planning.
"The outlined, excellent, new and enhanced facilities will meet future demand requirements and provide a host of opportunities for residents across the borough to take part in physical activity at all levels.”
* The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) provides a formal management process for the development of major building projects known as a ‘Plan of Work’ which includes 7 stages. The RIBA Plan of Work is a tested UK model for the design and construction process for large buildings.
Extensively used throughout the construction industry, the RIBA Plan of Work aims to minimise construction times, improve the standard of finish and building functionality as well as allowing accurate budgets to be set.
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