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Bingham Leisure Centre: Plans for £20m facility expected to be approved

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Bingham Leisure Centre – A final decision on whether the £20 million Bingham leisure centre deal should be approved is expected to be made next week.

Bingham Leisure Centre

The new centre will feature a swimming pool and gym, as well as an adjacent community hall and a commercial office block.

Artists impressions show the scheme is expected to be known as the Bingham Arena. and the offices will be known as Bingham Business Centre.

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Now, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s cabinet is expected to give the scheme the final go-ahead at a virtual meeting on Tuesday, 9 June.

Bingham Leisure Centre

The scheme received final planning permission earlier this year, and Tuesday’s vote will be the final rubber stamp for the project.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities, Dave Mitchell said: “Cabinet is set to discuss recommendations for the Chapel Lane development next week, in line with ongoing aspirations to enhance the site in Bingham.

“The proposed new designs for the facility are energy efficient, will contribute to the delivery of the Bingham Master Plan and meet the needs of both community leisure users and competitive swimmers.

“Should the recommendations be agreed, we could welcome the next phase of this important development in the town, following the site receiving full planning permission earlier this year.”

The facility is earmarked for a vacant site east of Chapel Lane opposite a Lidl supermarket.

The land was previously occupied by a builders’ merchants and is owned by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

A car park next to the building will have 207 car parking spaces, including 12 accessible spaces.

Bingham leisure centre will have a 25-metre six-lane swimming pool with seating for 330 spectators/competitors, as well as a 13 by seven-metre learner pool.

There will also be a café, two exercise studios, a spin studio, fitness gym and changing rooms.

The large community hall, which is 260sqm, has capacity for 300 people, a fixed stage area with dedicated changing, control room, kitchen and storage.

The office building contains six ground-floor offices ranging in size from 70sqm to 88sqm, the first floor contains thirteen offices ranging in size from 8sqm to 33sqm, a breakout area, meeting room and shared working space.

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