Major landmark in the building of £15m Spen Valley Leisure centre

Construction work to build the new £15 million Spen Valley Leisure Centre is continuing at pace.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:16 pm

Leader of Kirklees Council, Councillor Shabir Pandor Councillor Graham Turner and Dawn Stephenson, Chair of Kirklees Active Leisure Board of Trustees, visited the site for a steel signing ceremony.

The event marked another key milestone in the progress of the build, the completion of the steel frame.

Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of the Council, said: “I am delighted to see the progress that has been made in the building of the Spen Valley Leisure Centre. This is a major capital development project that will really transform the leisure offer for residents of all ages in the Spen Valley. It will also provide employment opportunities and economic benefit to north Kirklees.

Councillor Shabir Pandor signing steel beam
Councillor Shabir Pandor signing steel beam

"We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of everyone in Kirklees and I hope this new centre will both inspire and motivate all local residents to make full use of the fantastic facilities.”

Set for completion in early 2022, the Spen Valley Leisure Centre will be part of the wider Spenborough fitness complex, including the separate pavilion and Princess Mary athletics track.

The Spen Valley Leisure Centre facilities will include: an eight lane, 25 metre main pool; a 20m x 10m activity pool with moveable floor; spectator seating in the pool areas; a large fitness suite; two fitness studios with flexibility for other use; and a cycling studio.

There will also be two changing villages which will include family cubicles, baby change and large team changing areas.

To safeguard employees and the local community, the contractor is adhering to the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures which are based on the guidance issued by Public Health England.