Construction begins on state-of-the-art leisure centre in Coalville


Work has begun this week on Coalville’s new multi-million-pound, state-of-the-art leisure centre. The North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) project will see the health and wellbeing offer for people in Coalville and the surrounding district vastly improved by the new facility which is due for completion in late 2022.

The plans for the new centre will see the land turned into a parkland leisure destination, including a trim trail with activity stations, pedestrian and cycle access from Hermitage Recreation Ground and Stephenson College, and a ropes course within the woodland. The centre itself will include eight lane 25 metre main pool, learner pool with moveable floor, 120 station gym, 25 spin cycles and two exercise studios, a café with healthy eating options and eight court sports hall and three squash courts.

Once complete the new centre will be managed by the district council’s leisure partner Everyone Active.

Councillor Richard Blunt, Leader of North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “This is a proud moment for the district and for Coalville especially. This leisure centre is the culmination of years of hard work from both the district council and our partners as we strive to achieve our ambition of providing top quality health and wellbeing facilities for people in North West Leicestershire.”

Dan Hicks, Area Manager from Everyone Active said: “This is an exciting project for us to be a part of and it’s fantastic to see it get underway. The centre has all the benefits of state-of-the-art facilities within an attractive parkland location and will go a long way to getting the local community more active. We look forward to the project development and seeing the centre brought to life.”