BAM Construction has secured a contract from Folkestone & Hythe District Council to construct a new leisure centre, promenade and infrastructure works at Hythe in Kent.

The new facility is part of the Princes Parade development project, which will also include a new pool and recreation centre, up 150 new homes and new public open spaces.

The preparatory work on the site is planned commence as early as next month with construction work is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2022.

On site testing at the new facility will begin in next month to finalise the design of the substructure works for the development.

BAM is initially operating on a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) until the full design of the new leisure centre is finalised.

The company’s same core team who worked on the Dover Leisure Centre will be working on the new Princes Parade development.

Folkestone & Hythe District Council leader Cllr David Monk said: ‘We’ve long held ambitions to replace our popular but old and tired swimming pool in Hythe. Improving physical and mental wellbeing is one of our key priorities for the next three years as part of our commitment to positive community leadership in our new Corporate Plan.

“Back in 2012 Princes Parade – a former municipal waste tip – was identified as the preferred location for this development.

“There have been years of careful deliberation, public consultation and painstaking preparation involved in this project. We think the residents of Hythe and the wider district deserve a new swimming pool and leisure facilities fit for the 21st century.”


Princes Parade scheme is a step closer to reality as construction contractor appointed. (Credit:BAM.)