The project will see a new leisure centre built for Halifax. It will combine the existing facilities of North Bridge Leisure Centre and Halifax Swimming Pool to deliver state of the art leisure facilities.
The new leisure centre will provide both wet and dry facilities at one central site, based at the current North Bridge Leisure Centre site.
Facilities will include pool and water-based activities, an 8 court sports hall, a gym and various other health and wellbeing activities.
- Economic growth: The new leisure centre will contribute to the wider regeneration of Halifax town centre, as part of an improved leisure offer. The leisure centre will meet the needs of an increasing population within the borough, whilst attracting more visitors to the area.
- Climate and Efficiency: The new leisure centre will make better use of Calderdale Council land assets, by combining two sites into one. This will realise efficiencies and improvements in emissions and utilities usage and reduce the impact on the environment.
- Health and well-being: The project would reduce health inequalities throughout Calderdale by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes. New facilities would provide enhanced opportunities for participation in sport and active recreation, which in turn would have significant benefits for health and wellbeing.
Work continues to progress on the design of the new facilities. Following the COVID-19 outbreak and advice issued by the Government in March 2020, the decision was taken to postpone the consultation.
The consultation process remains to be completed and is key to the design, so we hope to be able to recommence consultation during October 2020. This will be done in a different format than previous face to face events due to the pandemic, however we are committed to ensuring that all those wishing to provide feedback have a platform to do so.
Further updates on the consultation process will follow soon.