Work to begin on £2m leisure and library hub
Councillor Rob Waltham cuts the turf at Baysgarth Leisure Centre as ward councillors Keith and Paul Vickers are joined by main contractors GS Kelsey contracts manager Andrew Kelsey. Picture: David Haber
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 7 Aug 2018
WORK is set to begin on a new £2m new leisure, library and wellbeing hub.
The facility at Baysgarth Leisure Centre in Barton-Upon- Humber will include a purpose- built library and customer information advice area, specific facilities for health and wellbeing support, an internet café with enhanced refreshment facilities and comprehensive leisure facilities.
Work on the project will start in August and it is anticipated the new hub will be completed in spring next year.
The leisure facility will also have extended car park and enhanced transport to and from the hub.
The project is being brought forward by North Lincolnshire Council and bosses at the authority say, by bringing together key services, there will be longer opening hours to better suit residents’ needs.
Council leader Rob Waltham said: “This is a significant investment we have secured and are delivering in Barton.
“It is fantastic that work will begin on extending the existing leisure centre next month to extend the offer for local
“Residents will be able to access a whole range of services under one roof, including leisure services, library services, health and wellbeing advice and information on a whole range of things. It will be a one-stop shop for families, meaning they can take their child swimming and then borrow some books from the library, providing a much more efficient services for residents.”