Work is "progressing well" on Halifax's new leisure centre, say Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council say work is progressing well on the town's new leisure centre.

By Tom Scargill
Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 9:32 am

The project is expected to be completed in 2024 and the council say it will bring major benefits to the whole community when it's opened.

Coun Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, said: “We’re excited to see work progressing well on the brand new, top-class leisure centre and swimming pool for Halifax.

“The state-of-the-art facilities will be inclusive for use across Calderdale’s diverse communities, and will help to boost people’s health and wellbeing, support our local economic recovery and contribute towards our mission to tackle climate change.

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Artist's impression of how it will look

“We are already reaching some key milestones in the works on site. For a transformation of this scale, there are important initial works that we need to do to prepare for the construction phase. Teams have been busy doing the essential early groundworks and utility works during the last few weeks, as we prepare to move to the stage where we’ll be demolishing the existing building, except the sports hall, in the next few months. Other progress so far includes stripping out internal fixtures and fittings, preparations to divert water mains, extensive Hebble Brook culvert condition surveys and providing a temporary surface on Bowling Dyke bridge outside the leisure centre, to protect the existing cobbles during construction so they can be reinstated on completion.

“You can find out more about the project and keep up to date at www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk.”