Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Team formed to develop proposals for new leisure centre and Civic Offices in Swadlincote

A new Project Team has been formed to develop options and proposals for Swadlincote’s leisure centre and Civic Offices.

Greenbank Leisure Centre and the Civic Offices are ageing and becoming unfit for purpose in comparison with modern leisure centre facilities and future office requirements. Due to their age, condition and South Derbyshire District Council’s decarbonisation targets these buildings will require substantial future maintenance and investment.

At the Finance and Management Committee meeting on Thursday, 24 November, the Committee endorsed the establishment of a new Project Team that will work up proposals for a new leisure centre and Civic Offices.

One of the initial challenges facing the newly formed team will be determining where the new buildings could be built. So, identifying potential sites and evaluating their suitability will be the priority focus of the project.

The financial viability of the proposals will also need to be assessed.

Councillor Robert Pearson, Leader of South Derbyshire District Council, said: “This new team will start work to explore and present a variety of options which will be carefully scrutinised by partners, stakeholders, residents and staff.

“It is of paramount importance that we ensure residents and our staff have access to modern buildings and facilities that truly serve their needs well into the future.”

The project is at an early stage, and no decisions about the new leisure centre or the Civic Offices have been taken. The Green Bank Leisure Centre, and the adjacent Civic Offices have been at Civic Way, Swadlincote, since the 1970s.

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