An old landfill site in the North West is set to be transformed into Britain’s first community sports hub after getting the greenlight from the local council.
Property consultancy Capita Symonds’ leisure and project management teams supported Warrington Borough Council in its plans for the Orford Park project.
The £30M scheme includes a 14-19 diploma centre with a community sports village on the 20 hectare site, with plans to enhance a nearby Victorian-era park as well.
When complete in November 2011, the hub will boast a health and fitness suite, library, health centre, sports hall, pools and football pitches. It is expected to attract about two million visitors every year.
Ian Marks, the leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: “The scheme will regenerate a site at a key route into the town, attract private sector investment and enable Warrington to play a major role in providing a long-term 2012 Olympic legacy in the North West.”