Plans submitted to demolish Abbey Leisure Centre in Selby

First published in Selby & Tadcaster

PLANS to demolish the fire-damaged Abbey Leisure Centre in Selby have been submitted to the council.

Next month marks one year since the £1million leisure centre was gutted by a fire and Selby District Council decided recently that the best course of action would be to completely demolish the current centre and build a new one in its place.

A planning application has now been submitted to the council outlining the work, ahead of a contractor being found to carry out the operation.

The report from architects Bradshaw Gass and Hope, who were consulted to submit the proposals, said the two-storey building will be pulled down by a contractor, and concrete ground flooring would be removed and possibly crushed to fill the pool area.

In November, the council agreed to move ahead with the demolition of the current centre, which has been derelict since the fire, and build an all-new centre in Scott Road.

The scheme could cost up to £9 million, and will include a 25-metre six-lane swimming pool, along with state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

So far, one response has been logged with the council about the proposal, from the office of Environmental Health and Housing, which said it did not detail the demolition process or what measures would be undertaken to “prevent loss of amenity to residents in the area from noise, vibration and dust.”

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10:22am Thu 10 Jan 13

goodfellow says...

About time, whats the betting the contract is not awarded to a local company
About time, whats the betting the contract is not awarded to a local company goodfellow
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10:50am Thu 10 Jan 13

selbyperson says...

What are the odds the replacement will be equally ugly and of inappropriate design as the old one?
What are the odds the replacement will be equally ugly and of inappropriate design as the old one? selbyperson
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1:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

corfu1985 says...

Just what has been the hold up ?Its a year next month since the fire,talk about dithering.
Just what has been the hold up ?Its a year next month since the fire,talk about dithering. corfu1985
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11:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

baldiebiker says...

just replace it with a kiddies paddling pool from wilko's and save £9 million, well £8 million it would cost a million if the council has anything to do with it.
just replace it with a kiddies paddling pool from wilko's and save £9 million, well £8 million it would cost a million if the council has anything to do with it. baldiebiker
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