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Contractor selected for Dover leisure centre

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Dover District Council has given the go-ahead for the construction of the new hybrid steel-framed £26M Dover District Leisure Centre.

Construction will start on the site in Whitfield late this year with a planned opening early in 2019.

The project to replace the current 40-year old Dover Leisure Centre has been awarded to BAM Construction and represents a major investment in the district’s sport and leisure facilities.

The new Dover District Leisure Centre will feature a competition standard eight-lane swimming pool with spectator seating for 250 people, learner pool with moveable floor, four court sports hall, squash courts, multi-function room, fitness gym with 120 stations, fitness studios, clip ‘n’ climb wall, and a café.

The plans also include two outdoor 3G artificial pitches for five-a-side football and a minimum of 250 parking spaces.

BAM Construction Project Manager Daniel Brenchley said:  “Having built in Dover recently, it’s particularly satisfying to return, especially to create something that so many people will enjoy using.

“Our work in this beautiful county is extensive, as is our knowledge of the local supply chain and the community. We’ll bring our customary skills, expertise and collaborative attitude to this important and landmark scheme.”

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