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Willmott Dixon wins £26m Newcastle leisure centre

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Willmott Dixon wins £26m Newcastle leisure centre

Construction & Build

Willmott Dixon’s team in the North East has won the job to build a £26m leisure centre for Newcastle City Council in West Denton.

The Outer West Leisure Centre, procured through Pagabo’s Major Works Framework, will include a 25m eight-lane swimming pool, a learner pool, a library, fitness studios, a café and a modern gym.

It will replace the former West Denton Pool and existing All Saints Sports Centre and is being funded with £20m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

The client design team includes architect Faulkner Brown supported by Cundall Johnston and Partners acting as both M&E and structural consultants.

Nick Corrigan, director for Willmott Dixon in the North said: “This is our first project in partnership with Newcastle City Council and we are proud to be playing our part in delivering a project that will create a vibrant and innovative community hub that expands local leisure facilities.”

Willmott Dixon aims to develop local skills and education in addition to planned visits from local schools and the creation of 100 apprenticeship hours.

It will also run two Building Lives Academy programmes for young people, aged 16-25, no longer in the education system and currently not working or being trained for work.

Written by Aaron Morby - Construction Enquirer.