Initial proposals for Lichfield’s new leisure centre have been released.
Lichfield District Council hopes to build a long-term replacement for Friary Grange Leisure Centre at Stychbrook Park.
Members of the local authority’s leisure, parks and waste management overview and scrutiny committee will debate the first-look at plans for the facility at a meeting on 21st January.
They include a 25 metre swimming pool with a movable floor to support lessons, a fitness suite and three group exercise studios and multi-function rooms.
Also included is a 3G artificial football pitch at the rear of the centre.
Cllr Liz Little, cabinet member for major projects and economic development, said:
“I’m really pleased we have reached the stage where we can discuss initial proposals for what we hope to achieve with our new leisure centre.
“There’s still a lot of work to do to refine the designs, evaluate the Stychbrook Park site and understand what external funding our plans might attract to go alongside the £5million promised by Lichfield District Council to replace the Friary Grange swimming pool.
“Starting to agree our priority facilities and the scale at which we intend to build is a critical stage in the project and will help us in our discussions with potential funding partners.
“This will also influence how the design of the final leisure centre changes from this initial outline.
“These proposals give us something to engage the local community, potential leisure industry partners and others in discussions about making this project affordable, achievable and something that brings long-lasting benefits to our residents.”Cllr Liz Little, Lichfield District Council