Bromsgrove Leisure Centre Drawing

Bromsgrove District’s new leisure centre is a step closer after councillors granted planning permission for the development on School Drive in Bromsgrove.

Members of Bromsgrove District Council’s Planning Committee approved the plans at their meeting of December 7.

Welcoming the decision, the district council’s portfolio holder for Leisure Cllr Rod Laight said: “We welcome the committee’s decision and we can now move forward with the exciting plans. We’re delighted to be able to build new and improved facilities for residents to use, in the face of unprecedented reductions in public spending.

“As well as introducing the district’s first climbing wall, the new movable floor in the second pool will open up the water to many people that couldn’t use it before as well as freeing up the main pool for more public sessions.”

Facilities at the new centre will include:

  • A 25m six lane main pool with over 100 spectator seats
  • A 15m learner pool with moveable floor
  • A climbing wall
  • A 100-station fitness suite
  • Two 40-person dance studios that can be joined into one
  • A 25-person cycling studio
  • A sauna and steam room
  • Spa facilities and treatment rooms
  • A café

The centre will also include a link to the adjacent sports hall at North Bromsgrove High School, which the council wants to make available for public use from 6pm to 9pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm at weekends.

The approved plans featured changes made after feedback from residents in the final consultation in October, including extra spectator seating, showers, and baby changing space, and a new layout for the foyer and café.

Work is expected to begin in early 2016.

Pictured

An indicative drawing of the new centre.