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Morgan Sindall celebrates topping out at £10.3 million Bromsgrove Leisure Centre

A photograph of the topping out of Bromsgrove leisure centre, with four men stood wearing high visibility protective clothing and hard hats. Pictured left to right: Colin Featherstone (Morgan Sindall Site Manager), Steven Cowley (Morgan Sindall Senior Project Manager), Councillor Whittaker, Ben Shearman (Morgan Sindall Contracts Manager)

Morgan Sindall has reached the topping out stage at its new, state-of-the-art £10.3 million Bromsgrove Leisure Centre, located to the north of the city centre.

The occasion was marked with a traditional topping out ceremony, attended by Bromsgrove Councillor Peter Whittaker – the portfolio holder for leisure - and representatives from Morgan Sindall.

The new two-storey leisure centre, which is part funded by Sport England, is set to include two swimming pools, a climbing wall, a 100-station fitness suite and a spinning studio when it opens in autumn 2017.

The Morgan Sindall site team has recently finished installing the roof and the concrete foundations to both pools have been laid. The next phase of work will see the external brickwork completed and cladding installed around the building.

Cllr Peter Whittaker said: “The installation of the roof is a significant moment in the development of the leisure centre and the next big step towards its completion. It means that works can progress without being dependent on the weather and, now that the roof is on, hopefully everything will start to take shape, looking less like a building site and more like the fantastic facility it will become.”

Ben Shearman, contracts manager at Morgan Sindall, added: “Topping out marks an important milestone for us and we’re pleased that work is progressing as planned.

“The construction process has attracted lots of interest from the local community and it has been great to engage with the neighbouring school, giving pupils a tour of the site and delivering talks on careers in construction.

“We’re on course to hand over the finished centre in the autumn and we’re confident it will be an enduring addition to the leisure offering in the area.”

The leisure centre is the latest redevelopment in Bromsgrove under a strategic town centre regeneration partnership of public bodies that was formed in 2010 to redevelop areas of the town, making major efficiency savings across the public purse. This has led to the total revamp of the high street, major retail developments coming forward across the town and a near-total overhaul of public buildings.

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