Morpeth Leisure Centre
Planning permission has been granted for a new multi-million pound leisure development in Morpeth which will deliver first class facilities for a new era of better health, wellbeing and sport.
Plans for a new state-of-the art £21 million leisure centre and community hub were given a seal of approval at Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee, paving the way for an Autumn 2020 start date.
The new complex will be built on the site of The Terrace on Gas House Lane and will be run by Active Northumberland, the charitable trust that manages leisure services across the county.
Contractors will now be appointed to carry out the building work which is expected to be completed by Spring 2022.
The centre will include a six-lane swimming pool with spectator gallery, a learner pool, spa facilities, a four-court sports hall, a new 100 station fitness suite, a dedicated spinning studio, large fitness studios, a cafe area and soft play.
The plans also incorporate a new community services hub which will see the town’s library move back to its former home on Gas House Lane, a customer service centre and a new adult learning facility with classrooms for STEM learning and catering.