25 Year Contract Signed with Wyre Forest District Council
Peter Kirkham, Development Director tells us more about Places for People Leisure’s partnership with Wyre Forest District Council and the new leisure centre due to open Summer 2016.
We have recently been awarded a 25 year contract to design, build, operate and maintain a new Leisure Centre on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council.
The development follows £2 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England towards the construction of a new leisure centre for the district. We will be actively working with the local community to increase participation and ensure the new facility is utilised to its maximum potential.
Building work commences this Spring. The leisure centre will have a sports hall, six lane 25m swimming pool, learner pool, fitness suite, dance studios, climbing wall and small-sided outdoor football pitches. It will also boast a cafe with viewing areas, a double height children’s adventure play area and a health suite area with sauna and steam room.
Property Director from Sport England, Charles Johnston, adds: “The right facilities in the right area are fundamental in providing more people with the opportunity to play sport. The new facility at Wyre Forest will provide a sustainable opportunity for the local community to take part in sport, and improve their health and wellbeing.”
Councillor Marcus Hart, Leader of Wyre Forest District Council says: “The new centre will bring first class leisure facilities to the district and we are delighted to continue our partnership with Places for People Leisure and look forward to welcoming our local community to the new facilities in the summer of 2016.”