School Children Help To Build The New Leisure Centre.
8:15am 6th April 2014
School children have been helping to build the new leisure centre when they attended a special 'golden bolt' ceremony, marking the erection of the steel structure of the new building.
Local pupils were invited to attend the ceremony at the Scott Road site, alongside the Council's Chief Executive Mary Weastell, councillors and representatives from Sport England, leisure services provider WLCT and construction contractor Wates Construction.
Work on the project which is supported by Sport England and National Lottery funding began in February.
When completed next year, this state-of-the-art facility will deliver quality leisure services for the people of Selby.
Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Gillian Ivey, said: "It's really exciting to see the brand new leisure centre take shape before our eyes.
"It means we are a step closer to using the first class facilities that the new leisure centre will deliver and I hope all the children involved in the golden bolt ceremonies will be among the first to return and use the centre."
David Price, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction Yorkshire, commented: "We have made fantastic progress at the new Selby Leisure Centre and we have reached our first milestone in construction as efficiently as hoped.
"The new scheme is really starting to take shape and it's great to see excitement begin to build amongst the local school children for this fantastic leisure centre at the heart of the community."
The centre, which will be on the site of the old Abbey Leisure Centre is owned by Selby District Council but will be managed by leisure and culture provider WLCT when it opens.
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