Kenilworth MP Sir Jeremy Wright and other key community partners were given a site tour and update on the progress being made in the £multi-million redevelopment of the town’s leisure facilities.
Lead contractors Kier gave a briefing at the Castle Farm site, where the steel frame and roof are currently under construction for the new leisure centre, which once complete will provide a sports hall, 80 station gym and studios plus a new headquarters for the scouts and guides.
This was followed by a stakeholder visit to Abbey Fields, where contractors AR Demolition are at the final stages of the ground preparation work to enable the construction of a brand-new facility boasting two swimming pools with adjoining sun deck and café. The group were also given a detailed briefing on the work being done alongside Historic England and Archaeology Warwickshire following the medieval discoveries on site.
Sir Jeremy Wright KC MP commented:
“The redeveloped leisure centres at Castle Farm and Abbey Fields, along with the new secondary school are key elements in supporting the future expansion of Kenilworth. It’s therefore wonderful to see the long-held plans to provide our town with some of the best sports facilities in the country, now visibly taking shape.”
Leader of Warwick District, Councillor Andrew Day added:
“Sunshine and crisp days have brought with them visible signs of our recovery, which are especially evident in Kenilworth. With the steel frame in place and roof now under construction, it was timely to host Sir Jeremy and other community partners for a visit to these £multi-million redevelopments to meet our project team, contractors, Everyone Active and representatives from the local scouts and guides.”
“These wonderful new buildings along with the new secondary school which opens this September, offer Kenilworth first class facilities to enable the community to flourish as it grows in the years ahead.”