New phase of Carterton Leisure Centre taking shape

Work on the second phase of Carterton Leisure Centre is well underway and on target.

The frame of the building is now in place along with most of the flooring and drainage set to be installed shortly.

Developers at Buckingham Group Contracting are confident building work is on target to be complete by November with anticipation growing among residents and staff.

The £8.3m development will include new changing rooms, a four court badminton sports hall and an indoor ‘extreme zone’ trampoline park.

The centre will benefit from a new café, its gym will be upgraded and some of the original building reconfigured to create new fitness and spinning studios along with a crèche. The car park will also be extended.

Cllr Jeanette Baker, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Health, said: “It is really exciting to see the new phase of the centre taking shape almost before our eyes.

“Everyone is looking forward to enjoying this new facility and it can make a real difference to residents’ health and wellbeing.”

Carterton councillor Norman MacRae MBE, Cabinet Member for Partnerships, added: “This is an investment for the whole community for people of my age down to young babies. What a fantastic facility it is going to be.”

The project is part of a 10-year, £10.3m, investment programme secured by the Council last year with GLL Better, its leisure services contractor.

Carterton Leisure Centre Manager Alex Jones said: “It will be a fantastic new venue for Carterton and the local communities.

“There will be facilities for young families as well as adults giving access to a range of activities for people to get involved with. I am really excited about it.”

Project Manager Jonathan King of contractors Buckingham Group Contracting said: “We are working very well with the management team and there are no problems. The programme is running to plan and we expect to be finished by November.”

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