The concept of a new £20 million leisure centre and adjacent commercial development in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, has been approved by Rushcliffe Borough Council.
Investigations into the feasibility of a centre at Chapel Lane, Bingham have been underway since October 2018, when international property and construction consultancy Gleeds was initially appointed to produce a study into the business case for a mixed leisure and commercial development at the site. Following a review of its findings, the council has opted to go ahead with the report’s proposals as part of the delivery of its wider masterplan for the town.
CPMG, the architect responsible for the Rushcliffe Arena development in West Bridgford, has submitted its initial proposals as part of the study. In addition to the leisure centre, which includes both swimming and fitness space, outline proposals illustrate much-needed community space, 10,000ft2 of commercial office and plans to bring an adjacent industrial unit back into use.
Michael Davies, Director of Gleeds in Nottingham, said: “Rushcliffe Borough Council is set to deliver a high specification leisure and community facility for residents of Bingham and we are delighted that it has accepted our recommendation to proceed. The planned new facilities perfectly dovetail with the council’s overarching masterplan for the area, which seeks to support healthy lifestyles and complement the continued growth of the town and the local economy”.
Once detailed plans are approved enabling works could begin as early as spring 2019, with construction commencing in summer 2020.