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£13m Ulverston sports and leisure hub scheme unveiled

Published on: Friday 15th July 2016
Categorised under: Active , Community, GSK, Sport, Ulverston

A new £13m sports complex for Ulverston is a step closer to reality after the idea was deemed sustainable by experts.

A detailed report by consultants concludes a state-of-the-art leisure centre could replace aging facilities in Priory Road.

A new complex could provide a mix of sports facilities including a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, a gym, studio space, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and outdoor, all weather pitches on site.

Ulverston town councillor and mayor Mark Wilson, described it as a "fantastic opportunity".

He said: "There are some areas that are losing their sports centres yet we have the chance here to create an amazing legacy for current and future generations.”

The masterplan has been put together by FMG Consulting after being commissioned by South Lakeland District Council last year.

Council bosses are set to decide whether to back the proposal at a crunch meeting next Wednesday.

If members of SLDC’s cabinet committee agree to move to the next phase of the scheme, a public consultation will be launched as well as more detailed investigations into planning and how finance could be secured for the build itself.

Part of the total sum required would come from GSK – a partner of Choose Cumbria.

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