Bridlington leisure facility work to begin next week

The Demolition work as started on Bridlington Leisure World.'NBFP PA1410-1i'The Indoor Bowling Green
The Demolition work as started on Bridlington Leisure World.'NBFP PA1410-1i'The Indoor Bowling Green

Construction of Bridlington’s new leisure facility is due to begin next Monday 6 October.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has awarded the contract to BAM Construction Limited for the construction of the £25m multi-purpose leisure facility on the former site of Leisure World.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said: “This is a very exciting day for the people of Bridlington, and indeed for future visitors to the town.

“I am absolutely delighted that, after a very interesting and productive archaeological dig on the site over the summer, we are now able to start work on a project which will bring state of the art leisure facilities to the town.

“The money that we as a council are able to invest in these new facilities is as a result of prudent financial management over many years, which will now produce tangible rewards for the people of Bridlington.”

The new facility will include A 25m swimming pool, a learner pool and leisure water with flume rides, a health suite with sauna and steam room, exercise studios and squash courts, and a cafe and central ‘street’ area with a climbing wall.

It is hoped that the first customers will be using the new facilities by the summer season of 2016.