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press release: Alliance Leisure

Construction begins On £12 million sports village in Clayton-Le-Moors

14 Mar 2024
Works got underway in February 2024 with Wilson’s Sports Village expected to fully open to the public in the Spring of 2025 / Alliance Leisure
On Wednesday 13 March 2024, Councillors and Officers from Hyndburn Borough Council met with Alliance Leisure and members of the ISG construction team to celebrate the start of works on the new, state-of-the-art, leisure and sports complex on Wilson Playing Fields in Clayton-le-Moors.

Funded by Hyndburn Borough Council as part of the borough’s leisure transformation plans and developed by Alliance Leisure through the UK Leisure Framework, when complete, facilities will include a four-lane, 25 metre swimming pool, a fitness suite, sauna & steam room, group exercise studio, café, large changing village and dedicated changing facilities to service teams making use of the various outdoor sports facilities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Councillor Marlene Haworth, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, says: “It is very fitting that these significant development works fall in the 50th anniversary year for the dedication of Wilson Playing Fields, ensuring the location will remain at the heart of the community’s active leisure and wellbeing provision for many years to come.

“It’s fantastic to finally see a spade in the ground. This development reflects the council’s commitment to placing the health and wellbeing of our community at the heart of our ongoing strategy. In addition to creating new indoor active opportunities for everyone in the community, the building will add-value to the existing outdoor facilities to create a leisure hub like no other in the local vicinity.”

In addition to the many social, health and wellbeing benefits Wilson’s Sports Village will deliver to the community, the new building will also optimise energy efficiencies. Air source heat pumps, solar panels and the utilisation of the very latest Low and Zero Carbon Technologies will all support the council’s carbon reduction strategy and ambitions to achieve net zero.

Speaking of the development, Tom Gardner, Business Development Manager, Alliance Leisure, says: “We have assembled a brilliant team with vast experience in leisure development to deliver this project. Partners include; principal contractor ISG with lead design delivery by Pozzoni architects. Bradshaw, Gass & Hope will contribute the structural design requirements and CGP MEP the MEP design. Together we will build a facility that provides an energy efficient sporting hub for the community to enjoy for many generations.”

Works are being delivered through the UK Leisure Framework, owned by Denbighshire Leisure Limited (DLL), in full consultation with Hyndburn Borough Council, supported by Hyndburn Leisure and Sport England.

Works got underway in February 2024 with Wilson’s Sports Village expected to fully open to the public in the Spring of 2025.

Martin Bransby, Director, Pozzoni, says: “Pozzoni are absolutely delighted to be part of the design team delivering this new facility at Wilson Playing Fields. The centre will provide much needed high quality wet and dry sports facilities for the wider community. Every effort has been made to make this project as universally accessible as possible, and will be a showcase of how good design, tight planning and modest budget can achieve maximum impact for all users.

For more information about Alliance Leisure visit: allianceleisure.co.uk. For regular development updates, visit the Hyndburn Borough Council website, hyndburnbc.gov.uk.
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press release: Alliance Leisure

Construction begins On £12 million sports village in Clayton-Le-Moors

14 Mar 2024
Works got underway in February 2024 with Wilson’s Sports Village expected to fully open to the public in the Spring of 2025 / Alliance Leisure
On Wednesday 13 March 2024, Councillors and Officers from Hyndburn Borough Council met with Alliance Leisure and members of the ISG construction team to celebrate the start of works on the new, state-of-the-art, leisure and sports complex on Wilson Playing Fields in Clayton-le-Moors.

Funded by Hyndburn Borough Council as part of the borough’s leisure transformation plans and developed by Alliance Leisure through the UK Leisure Framework, when complete, facilities will include a four-lane, 25 metre swimming pool, a fitness suite, sauna & steam room, group exercise studio, café, large changing village and dedicated changing facilities to service teams making use of the various outdoor sports facilities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Councillor Marlene Haworth, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, says: “It is very fitting that these significant development works fall in the 50th anniversary year for the dedication of Wilson Playing Fields, ensuring the location will remain at the heart of the community’s active leisure and wellbeing provision for many years to come.

“It’s fantastic to finally see a spade in the ground. This development reflects the council’s commitment to placing the health and wellbeing of our community at the heart of our ongoing strategy. In addition to creating new indoor active opportunities for everyone in the community, the building will add-value to the existing outdoor facilities to create a leisure hub like no other in the local vicinity.”

In addition to the many social, health and wellbeing benefits Wilson’s Sports Village will deliver to the community, the new building will also optimise energy efficiencies. Air source heat pumps, solar panels and the utilisation of the very latest Low and Zero Carbon Technologies will all support the council’s carbon reduction strategy and ambitions to achieve net zero.

Speaking of the development, Tom Gardner, Business Development Manager, Alliance Leisure, says: “We have assembled a brilliant team with vast experience in leisure development to deliver this project. Partners include; principal contractor ISG with lead design delivery by Pozzoni architects. Bradshaw, Gass & Hope will contribute the structural design requirements and CGP MEP the MEP design. Together we will build a facility that provides an energy efficient sporting hub for the community to enjoy for many generations.”

Works are being delivered through the UK Leisure Framework, owned by Denbighshire Leisure Limited (DLL), in full consultation with Hyndburn Borough Council, supported by Hyndburn Leisure and Sport England.

Works got underway in February 2024 with Wilson’s Sports Village expected to fully open to the public in the Spring of 2025.

Martin Bransby, Director, Pozzoni, says: “Pozzoni are absolutely delighted to be part of the design team delivering this new facility at Wilson Playing Fields. The centre will provide much needed high quality wet and dry sports facilities for the wider community. Every effort has been made to make this project as universally accessible as possible, and will be a showcase of how good design, tight planning and modest budget can achieve maximum impact for all users.

For more information about Alliance Leisure visit: allianceleisure.co.uk. For regular development updates, visit the Hyndburn Borough Council website, hyndburnbc.gov.uk.
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Alliance Leisure
Tel: +44 (0)1458 877558
Address: 2340/2440 The Quadrant, Aztec West, Bristol, BS324AQ, United Kingdom
Sarah Watts, ceo
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Sarah Watts, ceo
Paul Cluett, managing director
James Foley, commercial director
Tom Fairey, development director
Paul Woodford, strategic engagement director
John Leaver, marketing & frameworks director
Julia Goddard, senior business development manager
Jonny Curley, senior business development manager
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Our company goal as we emerge from the pandemic is to stand side-by-side with partners and not just help the sector recover but truly thrive. We are constantly innovating and are currently exploring new activities, alongside best in class health, leisure and wellbeing solutions. We are committed to continuing to measure the social value created across our developments and use the National Themes Outcomes and Measures (TOMs) Framework.
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"Over the coming years, Denbighshire Leisure will continue to work with Alliance Leisure, breaking down investment barriers to ensure communities across the UK have access to the facilities they need to live more active, health and prosperous lives."
– Jamie Groves, managing director at Denbighshire Leisure
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