A new multi-million-pound swimming pool and leisure centre for Halifax.
The new leisure centre will offer a gym, six-lane pool, sports hall/dance studio facilities, wellness suite, and adventure climbing.
The specification for the new leisure centre will seek to incorporate the latest energy efficient and carbon footprint reducing technology throughout the building. This will include innovative pool filtration systems, rainwater harvesting and energy efficient heating.
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 provide new opportunities for a people living and working in the borough, and add to the town’s proposition for visitors.
Climate and efficiency
The project will support the Council’s target to be carbon neutral by 2038 if not sooner. Energy efficiency and a low carbon footprint will be built into the design.
The new leisure centre will make better use of Calderdale Council land assets. We will be able to realise efficiencies and reduce emissions, utilities usage, and environmental impacts by combining two sites into one.
Health and well-being
The leisure centre will reduce health inequalities in Calderdale by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes. The new facilities provide enhanced opportunities for participation in sport and active recreation, leading to significant benefits for health and wellbeing.
The planning application has now been submitted to Calderdale Council Planning.
Following the pause on the project due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the project was restarted at the beginning of 2021. Work has been progressing, further surveys have been carried out and comments received from the consultation in 2020 have been considered.
Further consultation with key stakeholders.
First public consultation resulted in 1637 responses. There was strong support for new, improved and combined leisure facilities.
This project was made possible through funding from: