First steelworks go into place at new leisure centre

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The first piece of steelwork of Kirkby’s new leisure centre has been installed.

Local swimming Paralympic champion Ollie Hynd MBE joined representatives from Ashfield District Council and construction company Kier to sign the first girder as it went into the ground.

Work began on site five months ago and is set to continue until early 2022. The centre, which will be run by Everyone Active in partnership with Ashfield District Council, will include swimming pool, splash pad, fitness suite, sauna and steam rooms, adventure play, group exercise studios, sports hall, health hub and clip-and-climb.

The new centre is being built on land between Lindleys Lane and the existing Festival Hall Leisure Centre on Hodgkinson Road.

Along with Ollie Hynd MBE, Leader of the Council Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Chairman Cllr Arnie Hankin and Portfolio Holder for Health and Leisure Cllr Kier Barsby were amongst the select few to mark their name on Tuesday morning.

Cllr Jason Zadrozny said: “I want to say a massive thank you to the huge team involved in getting this project to the stage it’s at now, including everyone at Ashfield District Council and Kier.

“Construction of the main building will now speed along over the next

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