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Work on New Selby Leisure Centre to Begin Next Month

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8:08am 30th January 2014

Work to build a new leisure centre in Selby is due to start next month, according to the district council.

They have appointed contractors, Wates Construction, to build the new £6 million leisure centre on Scott Road. They should finish the new leisure centre early next year. The project is part-funded by a £2 million Sport England lottery grant, and will include a six-lane 25m competition swimming pool and a learner pool, a studio gym, sauna and steam rooms and an outdoor all-weather sports pitch.

It will replace the Abbey Leisure Centre which was destroyed by a fire in 2012.

Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane added, "We are delighted to see the new leisure centre begin to take shape. And the boost for the district in terms of local training and employment opportunities provided by Wates is an added bonus."

David Price, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction, Yorkshire, commented: "We are delighted to have been appointed to deliver the new Abbey Leisure Centre through the YORbuild framework, which is facilitating the cost and time efficient procurement of essential public sector development works. We have an excellent site team in place that will work in partnerhip with Selby Council to ensure the new facility fulfils their vision for a state-of-the-art community leisure centre."

Steve Baker, Operational Head of YORhub East and North Region commented: "With budgets at an all-time low, it's critical that the industry considers how to deliver works more efficiently and cost effectively whilst delivering added value to local residents and communities.  Wates has a demonstrable commitment to delivering employment and skills outcomes.  Training and employment opportunities arising from the project will be great news for Selby."

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