£150 million Annual Economic Benefit
Boosting economic activity
Exciting plans are progressing for a new combined swimming pool and leisure centre facility, which will provide Calderdale Council with a modern sports and leisure facility that better meets the needs of the community.
The project looks to provide sports and leisure facilities on the site of the existing North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax. The current facility mix will include a six-lane community competition swimming pool with spectator seating, separate learner pool, a 120 station gym, an eight-court sports hall and two multi-purpose activity studios, although this will be subject to further consultation with the public and stakeholders.
The Council is working closely with Sport England to secure grant funding for a sustainable future for Calderdale’s sport and leisure provision that meets the needs of an increasing population within the Borough, whilst attracting more visitors. Work is currently progressing on the detailed design, construction and consultation requirements to be presented to the Council’s Cabinet for consideration.
This development will:
Grow the economy – contribute to the wider regeneration of Halifax town centre as part of an improved retail and leisure offer.
Reduce inequality – reduce health inequalities throughout the Borough by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes.
Modernise the Council – increase productivity by addressing the current demand for leisure activities, reducing unused spaces, dealing with the existing maintenance backlog and achieving greater energy efficiency.
The new combined swimming pool and leisure centre is expected to complete in Spring 2018