Kier appointed to build £15m leisure centre in Kirklees

Kier, the UK construction and infrastructure services company, has been appointed to build the new Spen Valley Leisure Centre in Liversedge.

The contractor will start the construction phase of the project in February when the foundations for the new leisure centre will be laid.

The old Spenborough Pool was demolished at the end of 2019 after serving the community for 50 years, paving the way for building works in the New Year.

The new Spen Valley Leisure Centre facilities will include: an 8 lane, 25 metre main pool; an activity pool 20m x 10m with moveable floor; spectator seating in the pool areas; large fitness suite; two fitness studios with flexibility for other use; and a cycling studio. There will also be two changing villages which will include family cubicles, baby change and large team changing areas.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Shabir Pandor said: “I’m really pleased to see the progress on this major capital development project for the people of North Kirklees.

“The leisure centre will help towards creating a wonderful asset for the local community and will also attract more visitors into Kirklees and a sustainable economy. I look forward to seeing the developments on site as Kier begin the construction phase.”