Construction firm Willmott Dixon has been selected by Redcar & Cleveland Council to build a £31m leisure, business support and community facility in the centre of Redcar, North Yorkshire, UK.
The facility will feature a six-lane, 25m swimming pool, a training and leisure pool, a dance hall and performance space, a fitness area, a sports hall and a debating chamber.
It will also include business space for small to medium-sized enterprises, expanded car parking facilities and landscaped public spaces.
Redcar & Cleveland Council leader George Dunning said the facility in the heart of Redcar will create a real attraction for residents and visitors to the town.
"The scheme will help to support business growth in the area and 45 business units are being created as part of the development to meet existing and future demand," Dunning said.
Willmott Dixon will spend 83% of the 2012 budget for the scheme within a 60-mile area of Redcar, rising to 87% next year.
Willmott Dixon’s managing director in the North Anthony Dillon said the company has extensive experience of local projects and appreciates the importance of supporting local jobs.
"This regeneration heralds an exciting new future for Redcar, something that will make a genuine and lasting difference to the entire community," he said.
The leisure facility is part of a £75m Redcar regeneration scheme that will include the £30m Sea Defences and Promenade project as well as a vertical pier and a £5m centre for young people featuring creative facilities such as music studios and performance space.
The Redcar regeneration project is in turn part of the overall Redcar and Cleveland Economic Master Plan, which aims to create £4.5bn private investment and £291m public investment.