Bradford District Council has appointed ISG to deliver the new £17.5 million Sedbergh Sports and Leisure Facility. The scheme is part of an ongoing investment programme by the council to replace outdated and inefficient leisure facilities, with modern, purpose built amenities that better serve local communities and encourage greater participation in sports.
The high-specification new build leisure centre includes a 25-metre swimming pool, eight-court sports hall, 80-station fitness suite, dance studios and café as well as outdoor pitches for football and rugby. The two-storey steel frame building also boasts a 12-metre learner pool with a moveable floor, to help younger or less able swimmers enter the water safely.
Designed to complement its surroundings on the Sedbergh Playing Fields site, the 55,660 sq ft building features a large expanse of glazing to its façade, with solar shading panels and timber cladding elements, as wells as a striking aluminium roof design that wraps around the structure. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2019.
Tim Harvey, operations director for ISG, said: “This latest investment in community leisure facilities underscores the importance Bradford District Council places on fitness and wellbeing across the region. Increasing participation in sporting activities is a key aim of the new centre, as well as creating a hub that becomes a focal point for the local community, and as a Bradford-based contractor this is a great aspiration for this influential project.”
ISG has strong leisure credentials at a national and regional level. The contractor was responsible for the construction of the 2012 Olympic velodrome, the most sustainable building on the Olympic park, as well as delivering the temporary infrastructure at every one of the Olympic venues across the UK. ISG is currently on site in Rhyl, North Wales delivering a new leisure pool, has commenced a £6.1 million scheme in Monmouth South Wales and has recently completed a scheme at Hambleton, North Yorkshire.