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Calderdale ready to move with new leisure facility

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Posted 21st February 2022

Work will soon begin on the exciting, new leisure centre in Halifax – with this multi-million pound investment bringing state-of-the-art facilities to the borough.

Calderdale Council is investing in the development of a new leisure centre and swimming pool on the site of the existing North Bridge Leisure Centre, bringing top-class, combined facilities to Calderdale’s diverse communities.

The new centre will greatly enhance the leisure options in the Calderdale area, helping more people to be active and supporting people of all ages and abilities. The fantastic facilities planned for the site include a six-lane, 25 metre main pool and separate large teaching pool, dedicated spinning studio, adventure climb, sauna, café, Centre for Independent Living, eight court Sports Hall, large Gym/fitness suite and dance studios.

The new-build also includes energy-efficient technologies to contribute towards the Council’s carbon-neutral targets. The Council has built a significant number of carbon-reducing features into the design of the building to help reduce the impact on the environment and help tackle the climate emergency.

Following the go-ahead from Full Council to approve the funding to progress the development, plans are now moving apace, and the existing centre will close to customers from Sunday 6 March 2022.

Gym members have been contacted and offered the option of the use of alternative sites at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden. Whilst work is underway, additional classes are being accommodated at these other sites to provide further options for people to stay active. Members also have the option to freeze or cancel their membership.

Construction work on the new centre is due to start soon. The project is being delivered to a tight timescale to benefit local communities as soon as possible and to use the money granted to Calderdale by Central Government from the Levelling Up Fund before its spend deadline. It’s estimated that the new centre will be open in early 2024.

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