Further developments for new Coleshill Leisure Centre
Published Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Work with Coleshill School going ahead for new leisure facilities
Green light for plans for leisure centre in Coleshill
Work will now go ahead to plan for a new leisure centre in Coleshill, following the Full Council meeting on 26th September.
Coleshill Leisure Centre dates back to the 80s and is now in need of replacement. However, the many problems with the age and structure of the building mean that a complete refurbishment would be far too expensive.
The Borough Council carried out a number of consultation events with residents in 2009 followed by more detailed work by the Sports Consultancy, a specialist in indoor leisure facilities. Their feasibility study, which included consultation with potential project partners and local groups, narrowed the options down to two possible sites at Coleshill Memorial Park and Coleshill School. Their final recommendation was that the site at the school offered the best and most cost effective option for meeting the needs of both local residents and students.
Chair of the Borough Council's Community and Environment Board, Councillor Hayden Phillips explained:
" Our officers are now working closely with Coleshill School on their bid for a grant from the Education Funding Agency, which will support the development of a new leisure centre for the town. We have already appointed Coventry City Council's team, who will manage the Coleshill Leisure Centre replacement project. "
Councillor Phillips added that there will be further opportunities for people to comment on developments. A planning application is scheduled to be presented to the Planning and Development Board in December and the grant bid considered by the Education Funding Agency in early 2013.
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