UK-based construction and infrastructure services provider Kier has commenced construction at the £15.5m leisure centre and community hub project in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, the UK.

The company was appointed by the Ashfield District Council for the work on the project which is being constructed on the Festival Hall site.

To be built alongside the existing leisure centre, the new leisure centre will offer brand new facilities including a 25m community pool with moveable floor, sauna and steam rooms, fitness suite, clip and climb and adventure play.

Kier stated that the project is designed to support the physical well-being of the local community and to create a focal point for social interaction.

The company is also working together with Ashfield District Council and Festival Hall to keep the existing leisure facilities open throughout the construction period.

The leisure centre and community hub project is scheduled to open next year and the demolition of Festival Hall to be completed in the same year.

Ashfield District Council leader and councillor Jason Zadrozny said: “It’s an incredible feeling to be on site and start to see where the different parts of the leisure centre will be built.

“This project is something that the people of Ashfield have been long-promised and I am confident that in partnership with Kier, we will deliver a vibrant community-based facility that will rival any other in the country.”

At present, Kier is working on a £15m leisure centre project in Liversedge in Yorkshire that features an eight-lane, 25m pool, an activity pool with moveable floor and fitness and cycling studios.


Kier begins construction work on £15.5m leisure centre and community hub project in the UK. (Credit:Kier Group PLC.)