refurbishment of Highbridge's King Alfred Sports Centre starts
£450,000 refurbishment scheme to upgrade facilities at King
Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge is set to begin.
refurbishment works will start on Monday (21st September) at the
centre, which suffered severe flood damage in August 2014.
the investment plan, 1610 - which currently manages the leisure
facilities on behalf of the County Council - will contribute almost
£400,000 and Somerset County Council £50,000 to transform
and update the facilities.
centre at King Alfred School was temporarily closed for initial
repair work to be carried out and, whilst the building and services
have partially re-opened, the gym area has remained unavailable.
work is expected to take between 810 weeks to complete with
the new facilities being fully re-opened by early December.
Nightingale, 1610's CEO, says the investment at the centre will
transform its fitness facilities and services. "Funding to
modernise King Alfreds Sports Centre is much needed. We
have spent the last year working with SCC to repair the water-damaged
building and I would like to thank both the staff and customers
for their understating and patience," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
refurbishment will revitalise King Alfreds for both the
local community and the school students."
hope to extend services at the site during the next ten years
and we are fully committed to providing an excellent leisure facility
within the heart of the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge community."
Hurr, Head Teacher for King Alfred School, added: "We are
very excited to see the redevelopment of the Sports Centre begin.
The development of the facilities will benefit the whole community
and will see state of the art provision on site."
David Hall, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member for
Business, Inward Investment and Policy, said: "It is good
news that this refurbishment is going to take place and Im
pleased to hear that we now have a start date for work to begin.
This is a considerable investment in leisure services in Burnham
and the improvements will bring benefits for both the students
and the wider community."