Published: Wednesday, 1st June 2022

The creation of Kenilworth’s brand-new leisure centre at Castle Farm is now a step closer with the formal signing of contracts for the demolition and construction work.

Following an extended period of negotiations and re-costing, in a background of soaring building costs and supply chain issues, Warwick District Council has made an agreement with AR Demolition and Kier to undertake the project.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economy and Culture, Councillor Liam Bartlett commented:

“The signing of these contracts has been long in the making and is set against challenging circumstances within the worldwide building industries. I am therefore delighted that we have now reached this stage and thanks to the tenacity of our Project Team we will be bringing the town of Kenilworth the best possible new facilities, whilst maintaining value for money for local council tax- payers.”

Preliminary work to replace the existing recreation centre at Castle Farm with a new multi-million-pound leisure centre featuring a sports hall, 80 station gym and fitness centre as well as a new HQ for Scouts and Guides is already under way, with demolition expected to start soon.   

Contractual negotiations for the Abbey Fields Swimming Pool redevelopment plans are also at their final stages. Further information will be posted on the Council’s website once available.

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