Kier to build £15m leisure centre in Yorkshire, UK

12 February 2020 (Last Updated February 12th, 2020 12:48)

Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire, UK, has appointed Kier to deliver a £15m leisure centre in Liversedge.

Kier to build £15m leisure centre in Yorkshire, UK
The new centre is due to open mid to late 2021. Credit: Kier Group PLC.

Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire, UK, has appointed Kier to deliver a £15m leisure centre in Liversedge.

Kier has secured this project through the YORbuild2 framework.

Built on the site of the original Spenborough Pool, the Spen Valley Leisure Centre will be a two-storey, two-pool complex.

It will feature a double-height foyer, which will lead to wet changing areas and multi-activity space.

There will be a mezzanine with dry changing areas, a gym, exercise studios and spectator seating.

Construction on the project is expected to commence early this year, with project completion set for mid to late 2021.

This project will be followed by the demolition of the current fitness suite.

Kier Regional Building Northern operations director Phil McDowell said: “We have a lot of experience in delivering leisure centres across the country and are thrilled to be working with Kirklees Council to deliver the brand-new Spen Valley Leisure Centre.

“The proposed new all-purpose facility reflects the desire to bring the leisure offer on the site up to current standards in a building of high quality, and to bring swimming and fitness under the one roof. It will provide a modern environment, with an efficient, simple layout and improved access to ensure it is accessible for all.”

Currently, Kier is delivering a £42m school and leisure development in Ponteland, Northumberland, which will include a six-lane 25m swimming pool, a gym, climbing wall and soft-play zone.