Hats off to new Bul­mer­she cen­tre

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

PUPILS from Bul­mer­she School had a les­son in con­struc­tion last week.

They helped mark the of­fi­cial han­dover of the site for the new Bul­mer­she Leisure Cen­tre.

The £14m sports cen­tre is be­ing built at the same lo­ca­tion as the former cen­tre on Wood­lands Av­enue in Wood­ley which was de­mol­ished last sum­mer.

The new com­plex will in­clude a six-lane 25-me­tre swim­ming pool, a teach­ing pool with a mov­able floor and a big­ger gym. It will also fea­ture a ‘live well’ gym, a four­court sports hall, and an ad­di­tional

stu­dio and a café.

"This new cen­tre won’t just be a hub for sports – a place to im­prove or main­tain your health. It will be a com­mu­nity fo­cus for peo­ple in Wood­ley of all ages and sport­ing abil­i­ties to en­joy, and so­cialise, as well as some­where to go for help to avoid health is­sues be­com­ing a prob­lem in the first place,” said Cllr Nor­man Jor­gensen, ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber for en­vi­ron­ment, leisure and li­braries.

“We’re in­vest­ing more than £30mil­lion im­prov­ing and en­hanc­ing sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties across the Bor­ough. We want to do all we

can to en­cour­age and em­power peo­ple to get fit by giv­ing them more choice in the range of fun ac­tiv­i­ties they can do.”

Gert-Jan Peeters, di­rec­tor at Pel­likaan, the com­pany which won the con­tract for the new cen­tre added: "We’re proud to have won the de­sign and build ten­der for the new Bul­mer­she Leisure Cen­tre. Our team is all set to start, and we look for­ward to work­ing with Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough Coun­cil to suc­cess­fully pro­vide these new fa­cil­i­ties for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

It is hoped the com­plex will be opened in the sum­mer of 2020.

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