14 February 2018
Approval was given for the £1.2m plans to extend Baysgarth Leisure Centre, Barton-upon-Humber by North Lincolnshire planners today (Wednesday 14 February).
A range of key services will be transformed to create a new library and wellbeing hub for Barton residents under the one roof.
The project will create around 20 construction jobs and work could start as early as summer 2018.
The move will see the library and local link, currently based at Providence House, relocated to the leisure centre, along with the Health and Wellbeing Hub, and Adult Community Learning.
Integration of services will allow an increase in opening hours, providing greater public access.
The new leisure centre, library and wellbeing hub will create:
A purpose-built library area
Specific facilities for wellbeing support
Enhanced refreshment facilities
Improved self-service access
Comprehensive, high quality leisure facilities
Enhanced parking, transport and accessibility arrangements
In addition to the building extension, the car park will also be extended to accommodate more customers. New transport provision will also be provided to support access to the site.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“Now we have planning permission, we can progress with arranging for work to start on site at Baysgarth Leisure Centre.
“It is fantastic news for Barton. We are fully committed to the £1.2m investment to transform the way we support and enable residents.
“A wide range of services will be brought together under one roof providing a one-stop shop for information, advice, leisure, health, wellbeing and lifelong learning opportunities.”