We are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for the Coalville Leisure Centre project in North West Leicestershire.
The £22 million state-of-the-art leisure centre project is being developed by North West Leicestershire District Council in partnership with Everyone Active, a sports and leisure company that manages over 190 leisure and cultural centres across the UK.
The project will transform council-owned land off the A511 (Stephenson Way) into a parkland leisure destination, including a trim trail with activity stations. Pedestrian and cycle access will be provided from Hermitage Recreation Ground and Stephenson College.
The centre itself will include:
- Eight lane, 25-metre main pool and learner pool with moveable floor.
- 120 station gym, 25 spin cycles and three dance studios.
- Café with healthy eating options.
- Eight court sports hall and three squash courts.
- Changing Places facility accessible from the lobby.
- 250 car spaces
- Clip ‘n’ Climb and soft play programmed
- Sauna, steam and spa pool.
The building will achieve the environmental accreditation BREEAM status, with LED lighting throughout, air source heat pumps, electric car charging points and photovoltaic panels on the roof that will harvest energy from daylight, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the building.
Speaking about the decision, Chairman of Planning Committee, Councillor Nigel Smith said:
The committee agreed that the overarching positive contribution that this new leisure centre will make to health and wellbeing in the district, the exceptional high quality of design and the detailed mitigation for its impact on its surroundings were the main reasons behind the decision to grant planning permission.
Paragon Building Consultancy has been appointed as project managers and the main contractor is Metnor Construction. We will also be working alongside GT3 Architects, Envision sustainable building services engineers and OOBE landscape architects as part of the main design team.
We have been involved with the project from its earliest stages, preparing preliminary designs for the building structure, below ground drainage and the bridge across the Grace Dieu Brook to help develop the cost plan and provide for information to support the planning application.
Now that the project has been given the green light, Gyoury Self will be providing full Structural and Civil Engineering services, including those for the highway bridge over the Grace Dieu brook and Section 278 junction.
Once construction gets underway, the new centre will take around 18 months to build and it is expected to open in late 2021.
Image credits: GT3 Architects, Everyone Active
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