Specialist consultants have worked with Rushcliffe Borough Council to produce the designs for the new facility in line with the Bingham Masterplan that shows artists’ impressions for the sports element of the Bingham Hub.
The displays are now on view at Bingham Leisure Centre, the town’s library at Eaton Place and at Bingham Town Council’s offices on Church Street during their respective opening hours until Friday November 29.
They highlight the new Chapel Lane site in the town could provide a 25 metre six lane swimming pool with spectator seating and teaching pool, fitness centre, spin and exercise studios, cafe and a community hall with capacity of 300.
A comprehensive needs assessment has been carried out and sports clubs currently using
the leisure centre were consulted to help identify demand and requirements for the new facility, that could open by January 2022.
The Council and Toot Hill School are working together to ensure the existing leisure centre site continues to provide outdoor facilities, including the athletics track and hockey pitch, indoor sports halls and courts.
The Hub will more widely offer a community, office and leisure development consistent with the Bingham Growth Board’s aspirations to develop the site as part of a key gateway between the current town centre and the growth of its housing developments to the north.
In February the Council’s Cabinet approved recommendations to draw up plans for the facility that could create up to 90 jobs.
Bingham Town Council are being consulted on the requirements for the community hall and final detailed designs of all aspects of the new facility are being reviewed that could lead to an application for planning permission in the coming weeks.