Willmott Dixon wins contract to refurbish Kidsgrove leisure centre in UK

WCN Editorial Team 29 Jul 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Willmott Dixon has received contract from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council in the UK to deliver the £7.5m refurbishment of Kidsgrove leisure centre.

The 12-months contract has been procured using the Scape framework.

Work on the project will include an extensive renovation of the centre, which was closed in 2017.

The Kidsgrove leisure centre will feature many wet and dry leisure facilities such as fitness suite, six-lane swimming pool, and spin studio.

It will also feature a wide array of indoor sports facilities like futsal, badminton, netball, basketball, and cricket, which would be operated by Kidsgrove Sports Centre Community Group.

Before delivering a full M&E fit-out, Willmott Dixon will strip-out the existing interior, roof and glazing of the centre.

The company will also install new pool filtration systems as well as cathodic protection to the existing pool tank.

About £2.45m funding has been allocated for the project from Kidsgrove's Town Deal as part of the government’s Towns Fund and the remaining funding has been made available from the borough council and partner agencies.

SCAPE chief executive Mark Robinson said: “The Towns Deal Fund is all about levelling up our regions and Kidsgrove Leisure Centre will achieve exactly that.

“By connecting the ambitions of the council with the talents of Willmott Dixon, this important project will create jobs and local opportunities, whilst stimulating the health and wellbeing of the local community.

At SCAPE, we’re proud to have played a part in helping the council to accelerate their plans.”

Willmott Dixon is currently working on a 730-space multi-storey facility in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK.

Recently, the company has delivered the Clayworks build-to-rent apartments and Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at the Smithfield development.

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Willmott Dixon wins contract to refurbish Kidsgrove leisure centre in UK. Credit: Willmott Dixon.

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