Youth centre in South Elmsall to get a makeover

13/06/2017, PR8574

​A South Elmsall youth club is to get a £7,000 makeover thanks to Wakefield Council's contractor, Willmott Dixon.

The Shed in South Elmsall
The Shed in South Elmsall

​Willmott Dixon, who are building the new multi-million pound Minsthorpe leisure facility on behalf of Wakefield Council, will be refurbishing The Shed youth centre.

Large parts of the building on Carlton Road, South Elmsall are being replaced and the work will include installing new windows, a ceiling and lighting, as well as decorating and improving toilet facilities at the building.

The refurbishment, which starts next month, will also include new cladding, guttering and fascias for the building.

Cllr Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport at Wakefield Council, said: "We are delighted to see our contractor is investing in the local community as The Shed is a popular place which is well used by young people and highly valued in the community."

​Andrew Hurcomb, Operations Director Willmott Dixon Yorkshire, said: "It is great to be working with Wakefield Council and the team to deliver a new leisure centre through the Scape Framework, which will be a fantastic community asset supporting the health and wellbeing agenda.

"As a family owned business we want to ensure we maximise the local community benefits during the construction phase such as local employment and giving 'The Shed' youth centre at South Elmsall a much needed makeover."

The £5million Minsthorpe centre, on Ash Grove, will house a range of facilities including a 25 metre six-lane, swimming pool, studio space and a 50 station air-conditioned gym.

The steelwork on the building is nearing completion, parts of the roof are now in place and work has begun on the swimming pool.

The swimming space will offer activities for people of all ages and abilities, including those who want to learn to swim, as well as those who want to keep fit and active.

The planned studio space is also extremely versatile and could cater for a full range of activities from toddler soft play and baby gym to martial arts.

The leisure centre will offer car parking, cycle storage and a school bus pull in, all conveniently located on site.

It is expected that the new facility will open in Spring 2018.

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