Hats off to new Bulmershe centre
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.