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Building work set to finally start on overdue new Dudley Leisure Centre

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | News | Published:

Building work is to start on the site of the new Dudley Leisure Centre site later this month.

An aerial picture showing the work on the new Dudley Leisure Centre, in Flood Street, earlier this month

Work on the next phase of the new £17.4 million facility, off Flood Street, is set to start at the end of May after initial enabling work has continued during the coronavirus lockdown.

Construction should have started in April 2019 but the project was delayed when planners were ordered to "enhance" the initial designs, with the new aim to have the facility built ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

The project is being funded by Dudley Council and delivered by Alliance Leisure.

WATCH: Drone footage shows leisure centre site

Drone footage of new Dudley Leisure Centre site

The new facility will include a 25-metre swimming pool, teaching pool, four-court sports hall, 100-station gym and fitness suite, exercise studios, soft play area and cafe.

Leisure centres in Stourbridge and Halesowen will also be refurbished as part of the council's multi-million pound plans.

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An artist's impression of the new Dudley Leisure Centre

Dudley Council leader, Councillor Patrick Harley, said: "This is fantastic news for Dudley. Our residents deserve and need a top class leisure centre and I’m really pleased that work is progressing.

"We truly are regenerating Dudley, the demolition of Cavendish House is complete and we have great ambitions for our borough. It’s our time to build, connect and grow.

"Once the hoardings go up, work will truly be underway and we should see a new, state of the art centre standing with pride in Dudley by the end of next year."

Work should be complete by the end of 2021.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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