Contractor approved for Carterton Leisure Centre expansion
Work on the major expansion of Carterton Leisure Centre has drawn closer with the appointment of the main contractor.
The Buckingham Group are set to start building in the autumn after winning the contract for the project.
Plans include new changing rooms, a four court badminton sports hall and an indoor ‘extreme zone’ trampoline park.
The centre will benefit from a new café, its gym will be upgraded and some of the original building reconfigured to create new fitness and spinning studios and a crèche. The car park will also be extended. It is expected building work will be completed by October next year.
Cllr Jeanette Baker, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “This is the next step towards creating a superb facility for Carterton which will really have something for everyone and I expect to see a big rise in people using the centre.
“There has been a lot of interest from residents and I know they will be excited to see work starting soon.”
Appointment of the Buckingham Group was approved at the Council’s Cabinet meeting on 22 August.
The plans are part of a 10-year, £9.3m investment programme secured by the Council last year with GLL Better, its leisure services contractor.
Carterton Leisure Centre was opened in 2003 on a site allocated as part of the Shilton Park development. The Leisure Centre had been developed with the intention to allow scope for a future extension.
GLL Better manages Carterton Leisure Centre, along with Bartholomew Sports Centre in Eynsham, Carterton ATP, Carterton Pavilion, Chipping Norton Leisure Centre, Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney, Witney Artificial Turf Pitch and Woodstock Open Air Pool, on behalf of West Oxfordshire District Council.
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