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Goole community hub to support town centre growth

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has appointed Willmott Dixon to construct its £16M multi-purpose health, fitness and leisure centre.

The project, which received £3M from the Goole Town Deal, involves demolishing much of the existing East Riding Leisure Goole facility – with just the swimming pool building and sports blocks retained – to make way for the Goole Hub.

Designed by Watson Batty Architects, Goole Hub will include more than 1,600m2 of new floor space delivering a variety of community-based services such as a food court, library, customer service centre, laser tag area, ten-pin bowling alley, soft play, and learner pool with health suite.

In addition, Willmott Dixon will refurbish the existing swimming pool, changing facilities and spectator area.

Nick Heath, Director at Willmott Dixon, said: “The all-new Goole Hub will provide a connection between culture, recreation and leisure in one easily accessible location and there is a real ambition to create a new destination within the town.”

Councillor Nick Coultish, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

“This proposed scheme is very exciting for Goole and will provide a wonderful new facility for the town and for East Riding Leisure members.”

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