The council is creating a state-of-the-art replacement for the ageing Magnet Leisure Centre at Braywick Park. The new Braywick Leisure Centre will provide a space for everyone to enjoy sports, arts and cultural events and is due to open at the end of 2020.

It will include bigger and better facilities than the Magnet Leisure Centre but plans to use 70 per cent less energy than the current building.

Key features include a 10-lane swimming pool, up from eight lanes at the Magnet, larger training and splash pools, a 200-station gym, a large sports hall, improved accessibility for disabled users and sports teams, and twice as much car parking.

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The multi million pound project started on Friday 26th October with work on 240 car parking spaces which will be available to use from early 2019.

It is due for completion in mid-2020, with the Magnet remaining open until the new centre is operational.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, lead member for culture and communities at the Royal Borough said: “This step gives reality to the project which has taken a long time to get to this stage and shows the commitment of the council to deliver outstanding sporting and community facilities to our residents.”

The Royal Borough has appointed Wates as the construction partner to develop the site.

Alec Jackman, Business Unit Director at Wates, said: “It is always extremely rewarding to be able to commence construction by breaking ground and never more so than when a project is set to have a significant impact upon a local community.

“These facilities will be invaluable in supporting the health and well-being of residents of the Royal Borough.”

For us here at Lantern, we are happy to hear about such inspirational projects happening right on our doorstep bringing growth and development to the local community.

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