It means the current Bingham Leisure Centre at Toot Hill School will be closing
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A multi-million pound leisure centre is set to open in Bingham next month. The new £13million Bingham Arena Leisure Centre on Chapel Lane will include a 25-metre six lane swimming pool, teaching pool, fitness centre, community hall and café.
The current Bingham Leisure Centre at Toot Hill School will close, although facilities will remain available for outdoor sports including hockey, tennis and athletics, and sports hall activities outside of school hours. These will be managed by Lex Leisure, which will also be managing the new site.
Current memberships and bookings at the Toot Hill site will transfer over to the new state-of-the-art 5,500 square metre leisure centre. As well as promoting fitness and exercise, the venue will also be home to Bingham Jubilee Community Hall with support from Bingham Town Council.
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The community hall, named to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's reign, can host up to 300 people and is courtesy of part-funding from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Councillor Simon Robinson, said: “We can’t wait to open this wonderful new venue for all Bingham and Rushcliffe residents that will provide contemporary facilities the local community can be proud of at the heart of one of our growing towns.
“Crucially, it is set to be a greener and carbon efficient site with a 78% carbon emission reduction compared to other leisure centres locally. It’s vital we set an example for others to follow in investing in new infrastructure in the right way.
“Air source heat pumps, combined heat and power technology, water efficiency measures, LED lighting and energy efficient building materials are all in the building’s new design. The gym and fitness suite boasts a wide range of cardio and resistance equipment and a state-of-the-art Boditrax body composition and activity tracking platform.
“Bingham Jubilee Community Hall will host a large stage with provision for theatre performances, stage curtains and contemporary sound and lighting to suit a wide range of events and activities. This really is a venue fit for Bingham for 2023.”
Councillor Francis Purdue-Horan, a Bingham Independent Alliance councillor said: “We are delighted that in just over a month, our new leisure centre will finally open its doors. It will be a real boost on the eastern side of Rushcliffe.
“Residents have become increasingly frustrated with the numerous delays in this major project. The people of Bingham deserve the best possible facilities and Bingham Arena will provide that.”
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