Castle Sports Complex Spalding

£20m bid in for leisure centre

The £20m bid to revamp Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex has officially been submitted.

South Holland District Council wants to extend the ‘dry-side’ of the complex so it can incorporate three pools.

Other attraction on the site would include a new 3G floodlit football pitch, a changing pavilion and a multi-use games area for a variety of other sports including basketball.

The bid also includes community rooms and space dedicated for use to provide a health and wellbeing hub including services for mental health, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia support.

Money would also support an Extra Care housing scheme in South Holland specifically for the district’s older residents.

But it says it needs Government funding so has submitted a bid for £20m from the Levelling Up fund.

Coun Nick Worth, deputy leader of South Holland District Council and Portfolio Holder for People, Places, Economy, said: “This ambitious bid is all about improving the lives of the people of South Holland.

“From improved leisure and sports facilities to extra care housing for our older residents, this bid will help bring new health and wellbeing services to the district. If successful, the bid will have a significant and transformative impact on our residents, young and old.

“We have a bid which can deliver real change to people’s lives and to achieve that, will be a great thing for the district.”

An announcement on the Levelling Up bids is expected in the Autumn.

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