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Case Study: Chard Leisure Centre

South Somerset District Council

This new, accessible, and extensive leisure facility was opened on November the 8th 2021 by South Somerset District Council as part of the wider Chard Regeneration Project.

Work began in December 2019, and despite the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic the impressive building has been completed, providing a vast, high-spec facility for both the local community and visitors.

The leisure centre occupies circa 2,000 square metres, and incorporates a 25 metre swimming pool and separate training pool with wet facilities served by a dedicated, spacious changing village. It also boasts an indoor adventure play area, a gym, a fitness studio, a group cycling studio, and a lounge and café. The site has excellent accessibility features, including a Changing Places facility, ensuring that everyone can participate in the new centre’s activities. It will be managed by Freedom Leisure.

The ambitious project was procured and delivered via the UK Leisure Framework – managed by Denbighshire Leisure Ltd. It was delivered by Alliance Leisure and supported by building contractor, Speller Metcalfe. Julia Goddard, Senior Development Manager at Alliance Leisure, says:

“Thanks to the dedication of our trusted supply chain we have tackled any pandemic induced challenges head on and succeeded in delivering this project on time and under budget. 
The new centre is truly stunning and is perfectly placed to become the heartbeat of the community, offering the local population a safe, inspiring place to relax, meet friends and get active.”
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