Work is now under way on the redevelopment of East Riding Leisure Hornsea, and it is planned that it will reopen for Easter, 2020.
The council’s contractors are Hobson and Porter of Hull, whose recent projects have included the total refurbishment and extension of East Riding Leisure Haltemprice in Anlaby.
The contract is worth £7.5 million, and includesa complete refurbishment and extension of the leisure centre with new facilities including an extended Tone Zone with 60 stations on the first floor overlooking the promenade; a new extended café area; newchanging rooms; two new squash courts; and a dedicated Spin and Exercise Studio. The pool area and changing rooms will be extensively refurbished.
The redevelopment will also see the town’s library, customer service centre and resource centre relocating to the new facility, as well as the Children’s Centre.
With its stunning two-storey extension and high-quality landscaping, the new centre for leisure and learning will provide a major new focal point for the central promenade. Part-funded from the £3.77m Coastal Communities Fund awarded to Hornsea, the project is part of a wider regeneration programme for the sea front. With a dedicated education room, beach-side access to the café and toilets and stunning sea views from the outdoor seating area, the development is designed to attract more visitors to Hornsea, as well as catering for residents.
Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing, and environment, said: “The redeveloped East Riding Leisure Hornsea represents the largest single investment this council has ever made in the town. I am delighted that work is now under way on this transformational project.
“We arecommitted to providing the people of Hornsea and visitors to the resort with the best possible facilities and to ensure they have continued access to the services they value for many years to come.
“The creation of similar multi-service centres has proved to be successful in other parts of the East Riding, providing the public with improved services while reducing running costs for the council by having a number of services under one roof. It has also led to increased usage and substantially improved the offer to our residents.”
David Blades, business development director for Hobson & Porter, said: “We’re delighted to be underway with this redevelopment scheme, which will provide a huge boost to Hornsea, and promises to bring numerous benefits to the residents and communities in the town and surrounding area.
“Our experience in completing similar leisure projects such as the refurbishment and extension of East Riding Leisure Haltemprice will be key to the delivery of this landmark scheme, and we’re looking forward to working with the council again and playing our part in this exciting regeneration of Hornsea.”
During the closure period, members of the leisure centre can enjoy a 50% discount on their membership, which can be used at all other East Riding Leisure Centres , for the duration of the centre’s closure and the first three months after opening. A range of 25 exercise classes a week from Spinning to Chair Aerobics is also available at other venues in the town.
Members and customers are also reminded that East Riding Leisure Withernsea, South Holderness, Beverley, Bridlington, and Driffield will remain open throughout.
Keep in touch with the progress of the redevelopment at www.eastridingleisure.co.uk/hornsea
Or via the new facebook page : East Riding Leisure Hornsea
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