The £2.5m makeover for Hambleton’s premier leisure centre is all set to kick off.
The district council has appointed Alliance Leisure Services Ltd as its development partner for the massive redevelopment scheme.
The company will pull the project together – starting with fine tuning designs ready for planning applications to be submitted soon.
The lion’s share of the project will be borne by Hambleton District Council itself – councillors will invest £2.3 million to extend and refurbish the health and fitness facilities. The remaining £213,000 comes as National Lottery funding from Sport England – which is specifically targeted at improving the swim change facilities.
The scheme includes a new gym extension that will double the current work out area; two studios for group exercise and spinning classes; and new and improved changing rooms. It means an improved programme of activities to help promote the health and well-being of people of all ages and levels of fitness can be introduced.
“We are delighted to welcome Alliance into the team to deliver this scheme – they have immense experience in this field, “ said Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson.
“And we are grateful too for the support Sport England has shown us which will help us to broaden the improvements we will be making.
“The Northallerton centre has served us well over the previous 25 years, or so, but we now have the chance to make some exciting changes that we know our customers will love.”
And Alliance Leisure Development Manager, James Foley, added: “We are really proud to be working in partnership with the council and look forward to significantly enhancing the facilities at Hambleton Leisure Centre. We support the drive for improving the wellbeing of both current users and new potential users and helping to provide sustainable participation for many more years to come.”