Ground-breaking new centre celebrations

Ground Breaking Ceremony - Queen's Jubilee Centre.  Pictured: Clive Williamson (Construction Director), Heather Timms (Portfolio Holder for Development & Culture), Cllr Jerry Roodhouse, Anna Rose (Head of Planning & Culture, Staff & Students from Brooke School.
Ground Breaking Ceremony - Queen's Jubilee Centre. Pictured: Clive Williamson (Construction Director), Heather Timms (Portfolio Holder for Development & Culture), Cllr Jerry Roodhouse, Anna Rose (Head of Planning & Culture, Staff & Students from Brooke School.
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WORK on the town’s new state-of-the-art leisure centre has been marked with a ground-breaking ceremony.

It took place on Monday on the car park of the Ken Mariott Leisure Centre, where the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee leisure centre will be built.

It was attended by councillors, representatives of Shepherd Construction, and staff and pupils from Brooke School. Shepherd Construction will work with Brooke School during the project, leading some lessons and inviting pupils to see progress on site.

Borough councillor Heather Timms said: “It’s thrilling to see work under way on Rugby’s newest facility - a lot of work has brought us to this point and it’s exciting to see that translate into work on the ground.”

The new leisure centre will include a 25-metre pool, a training pool with movable floor, sports hall, health suite, cafe, climbing wall and studio.

Clive Williamson, construction director for Shepherd Construction’s West Division, said: “We look forward to working closely with Rugby Borough Council to provide a leisure centre that will be a valuable asset to the local community and a facility that people can be proud of.”

The new leisure centre is scheduled to complete and open to the public by the summer of 2013.