By Daniel Wood
The demolition of Spenborough’s current leisure centre has begun.
Kirklees Council deemed the 50-year-old structure no longer fit for purpose and they committed to an upgrade on the site, on Bradford Road in Liversedge.
The new leisure centre will include an 8 lane, 25-metre pool, as well as a state of the art training pool with moveable floors, a fitness suite, exercise studios, spin studio and new mixed ability changing facilities.
Council leader, Shabir Pandor, said: “This is a £15million investment and it’s a positive move to ensure people of Batley and Spenborough benefit from this.”
Some concerns were raised about pool users being displaced for 2 years while a new facility is built.
A spokesperson for Kirklees Council said: “Pool users have been informed about alternative facilities, which can be found on the Kirklees Active Leisure website.
“Regarding security measures, the contractors for the site D.Hughes Demolition have appointed its own 24-hour security, which was done before demolition started.”
The scheme, which was funded mainly by the council, also saw Kirklees Active Leisure contribute £750,000.
The council’s trees department raised concerns about 2 mature trees, which were set to be torn down for a car park. However, the council stated that a redesign was made to keep them.
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An institution that prides itself in nurturing young talent and being a space for musical growth, Musica Kirklees has given a range of people the building blocks they need to unlock their true artistic potential.
One of the many programmes that have helped develop this potential is the Musica Youth Orchestra.
Reuniting students and alumni from the last 20 years, the one-off celebration will act as the opus for all the orchestra has achieved within its time.
Taking place on the 8th of February at Huddersfield’s town hall, with doors opening at 6:45pm for a 7:30pm start, the two-hour bonanza promises to showcase a wide repertoire to honour its local heritage.
With adult tickets available for £10 and £3 for under 18s, the event is set to be a highlight within Huddersfield’s musical calendar. ... See MoreSee Less