The new Vale Health and Wellbeing Centre takes shape in Pewsey
Building work in Pewsey for the new Vale Health and Wellbeing Centre is progressing well and running to schedule.
Demolition of the old leisure centre is well now under way - the video below shows the front of the building being knocked down in preparation for construction of the new facility.
The new Vale Health and Wellbeing Centre for the Pewsey area, which is due to open in summer 2018, will provide a range of leisure and community facilities, including a brand new four-lane 25-metre swimming pool, a fitness suite, a café and community space.
The facilities also include an indoor skate park for skateboarding, scootering and BMXing, along with the existing multi-use games area.
The local library is also located a short distance from the new centre, and offers community meeting space and a changing places facility for customers with complex needs.
While the new facility is being built, customers can access the fitness suite and exercise classes at SSI House, Fordbrook Business Centre, or the facilities at other leisure centres around the county.
John Thomson, cabinet member with responsibility for campuses said: "The demolition of the old sports centre will make space for the new £8.4m facility to be built.
"This is a major investment by Wiltshire Council that will see huge benefits for the local community. I hope that it will encourage more people to be active and get involved in the wide range of community events, clubs and activities that will be taking place at this new centre when it opens next year."
Jerry Kunkler, chair of Pewsey Area Board, said: "The community has been at the forefront of this new facility, helping to shape it every step of the way, and I'm delighted to see that the construction has begun.
"The new centre will be a place for the community to come together to participate in the leisure activities and the many community events and clubs that will be on offer."