Dover District Council has announced that BAM Construction is its preferred contractor for the pre-construction phase of the new £26m Dover District Leisure Centre. This follows a competitive tender held towards the end of 2016 procured through the Southern Construction Framework. Contract terms are currently being finalised.
The new leisure centre is to be built on a 2.1ha site in Whitfield where it will be centrally located to provide the only lane-swimming pool serving Dover, Deal and Sandwich, and the surrounding rural communities.
Along with an 8-lane competition standard pool and spectator seating for 250, the new leisure centre will also include a learner pool with moveable floor, 4-court sports hall, squash courts, multi-function room, gym, fitness studios, clip ‘n’ climb wall, and a café. Externally there will be 3G artificial pitches for five-a-side football, and a minimum of 250 parking spaces.