Foundations laid for new Broughton Astley leisure centre - The Rugby Observer

Foundations laid for new Broughton Astley leisure centre

Rugby Editorial 28th Feb, 2019 Updated: 4th Mar, 2019   0

THE FOUNDATIONS are being laid for a new £3.6m leisure centre in Broughton Astley.

Parkwood Leisure hosted a ground-breaking ceremony at the site off Broughton Way to mark the start of construction, attended by managing director Glen Hall, Broughton Astley Parish Council chairman Clive Grafton Reed, and other members of the consortium behind the project.

This project part of a community enhancement outlined in Broughton Astley’s Neighbourhood Plan to encourage sports, wellbeing, fitness and family activities.

The leisure centre will provide a four-court sports hall, floodlit outdoor 3G pitch and a health club with a 63-station gym floor and two group exercise studios, as well as a café and an outdoor play area.

Construction is due to be completed by the end of the year.

Coun Grafton-Reed said: “The Neighbourhood Plan reflects the desires of the community to ensure that facilities and services are provided as part of any additional housing development.

“It will show how rewarding a Neighbourhood Plan can be when it culminates in local people’s visions for our Parish coming into fruition, it is great to and to finally see a start on the long-promised Leisure Centre.

“I think this shows what can be done when you work in partnership with developers from the outset.”

Glen Hall added: “The centre will provide a space for people of all ages and abilities to engage in activity, whether social, sports-specific, for fitness or for families to be active. The aim is to encourage all of the community to focus on a happier, healthier lifestyle.”


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