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Home > News > Spade in the ground for new pool

Spade in the ground for new pool

Posted by Communications Team on 26 September 2019 | Comments

Work is underway, after ground was broken today (Thursday 26 September) on the new £2.4m swimming pool at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure.

As part of a £2.4m investment by Babergh District Council, with £200,000 of funds provided by Hadleigh Town Council and a Sports England grant (£150k), Hadleigh Pool and Leisure will have a new pool, expected to be completed in summer 2020.

The development will be completed by Rose Builders and will include:

  • Brand new pool with five 25 metre lanes
  • Disabled access
  • Changing Places toilet and shower facility
  • Sauna
  • Spectator seating

All existing facilities including the current pool will remain open and unaffected during most of the works.

The existing pool will be demolished towards the end of the project once the new building has been connected to the existing centre.  The area will then be re-landscaped into park land, resulting in no net loss of open space.

Tracey Loynds, Development Director for Abbeycroft Leisure, said:

“We are all about inspiring a healthier you and recognise that we need to improve our customer experience with modern fit for purpose facilities. This is a great investment for us and for the people of Hadleigh and will go a long way to supporting our community to get more active.”

Cllr Derek Davis, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

“Providing new community leisure facilities in Babergh is a real priority for us and it’s great that work is now starting in Hadleigh to do just that.

“This work takes a huge step in helping our residents of today remain healthy and active, as well as ensuring that future generations can enjoy our leisure facilities over the coming years.”

Photography from the event can be found on the councils' Flickr pages