Council unveils first images of proposed ‘district-wide’ leisure centre

How the proposed leisure centre could look.

How the proposed leisure centre could look. - Credit: Archant

Plans for the proposed £12million district wide leisure centre are to go on show at a series of public exhibitions.

How the proposed leisure centre could look.

How the proposed leisure centre could look. - Credit: Archant

East Cambridgeshire District Council is inviting people to have their say on the designs for the leisure centre, proposed to be built in Downham Road, in the north of the city.

From Tuesday, May 26, to Saturday, May 30, exhibitions will run in three leisure centres across the district, at the Paradise Pool, in Ely, at Ross Peers, in Soham, and at Littleport Leisure Centre.

The architects and project team will also be in Ely library on Saturday, May 30, from 9am to 2pm.

How the proposed leisure centre could look.

How the proposed leisure centre could look. - Credit: Archant

The exhibitions will explain what the new leisure centre will contain, how it might look and the current timetable for the project.


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Councillor Richard Hobbs, chairman of the commercial services committee at the district council, said: “East Cambridgeshire is growing – businesses are moving to the district, our population is expanding and the demand for services is increasing.

“This is why we are pushing forward with delivering a new leisure centre to meet the needs of our residents across the district - not just now but for many years into the future.”

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The new centre is set to include an eight-land 25m pool, a learner pool, a gymnasium, dance studios, four court sports hall and an artificial grass sports pitch.

You can also give feedback outside the exhibitions by visiting the council’s website at www.eastcambs.gov.uk/sports/leisure-centre-design-public-exhibition.

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