More than £2m in funding has been secured by East Riding Council towards the redevelopment of Leisure World.
The council has successfully secured £2.1 million from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund, which will contribute to the total £22m funding for the new leisure site, on Promenade.
The Coastal Communities Fund announcement is the latest positive news in relation to the scheme and comes just days after Sport England committed £2m of National Lottery investment from its Olympic legacy fund, Iconic Facilities.
The majority of the funding for the project is from the council’s capital investment programme.
Coun Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Securing this funding is great news and affirms this council’s commitment to Bridlington.
“We are starting to see the early stages of this exciting project come together.
“Our contractor, BAM Construction, has taken over the site and we have transferred gym equipment and exercise classes over to Bridlington Sports Centre where GB freestyle swimmer and Olympic Bronze medallist, Jo Jackson, also officially opened a temporary 25m Olympic legacy pool.
“Thanks to prudent financial management by this council, we are able to invest in our facilities and services and, when complete, this new venue will provide both residents and visitors with a state-of-the-art leisure centre as well as providing a timely boost to the local economy.”
Anticipated to be complete by autumn 2015, the new leisure centre will feature:
* a 25m, six-lane swimming pool, max depth 2m
* a 13x7m learner pool with moveable floor - operating to a maximum depth of 2m
* leisure water – freeform pool to include water play features and slides connected to the learner pool by moveable bund. 2 slides with aqua run-off.
* swimming spectator seating for 150
* village style wet changing facilities at pool level
* a health suite –steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi
* a 70-station fitness suite
* an exercise studio
* a spinning studio
* a six-court sports hall – specified to Sport England Club level.
* two squash courts
* dry sports and separate members changing areas
* a feature climbing wall – located within central ‘street’
* spaces suitable for clubroom, dance classes, yoga, children’s parties
* a cafe/ coffee shop - open access to non-centre users with external seating and views over the bay
* health and wellbeing consulting space
* third party retail units
* additional parking provision on the site and much easier drop-off and pick-up.
For further information about the redevelopment, visit: www.bridlingtonleisureworld.co.uk