Old Brighouse swimming pool sale is agreed

Brighouse Swimming Pool closed
Brighouse Swimming Pool closed

THE former Brighouse Swimming pool, which closed in 2006 because it was structurally unsafe, has finally been sold.

The building has been acquired by Younger Homes Northern whose owner, Bill Ibberson, in the past had plans to create a retirement village on the site in Mill Royd Street.

Mr Ibberson was unavailable for comment on the completion of the sale and Calderdale Council has so far refused to reveal the how much he paid for it.

The pool site is just over half an acre and includes the old pool building and car parks.

It was put up for sale just over a year ago.

The council’s economy and environment spokesman, Coun Barry Collins, said he was pleased that the deal had finally been completed.

“Officers from the council worked hard to ensure that the sale process was carried out in an open and transparent way and achieved the best possible price for the people of Calderdale,” he said.

Mr Ibberson has meanwhile revealed plans for a multi-million pound health centre on the nearby Sugdan’s Mill site, currently occupied by Crowtree’s Garage, Tourer World Caravans and the mill buildings.

As well as a health centre, there would be a care home on the upper floors.

The five storey building will also have a large car park.