BAM Construction has secured a contract from Kirklees Council in the UK to build a sports centre in Springwood, Huddersfield.
The construction firm got through the first stage of a two-stage procurement process to build the sports centre on Spring Grove car park by replacing the existing Southgate sports centre.
As per the YORbuild procurement framework for construction projects, the council will now work with BAM to meet second stage requirements after which a contract is expected to be formally signed later in 2012.
The new sports centre will feature a 25m swimming pool, a teaching pool, two sports halls, climbing, squash and martial arts facilities, a large fitness suite, and a cafe and children’s area.
It will also include a family leisure water facility, including a beach, flume, sidewinder and various other water features.
The council will own the new sports centre, while Kirklees Active Leisure will be responsible for managing it.
Kirklees Council Cabinet Member for Communities Jean Calvert said that the new leisure centre will complement the other centres across the district, which are managed by Kirklees Active Leisure, including the newly extended/enhanced Holmfirth site, Dewsbury and Batley centres.
"Not only have we been working closely with communities to improve quality of life, but building the sport centre will help with our regeneration plans for the town, as well as supporting apprenticeships and creating job opportunities," Calvert said.
Construction of the new centre is anticipated to begin in 2013 and is scheduled to open to the public in 2015.