Conservatives Welcome Continued Progress on New Leisure Centre Despite COVID-19

The construction of the new multi-million leisure centre in Market Rasen is developing well - despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Whilst many businesses have been forced to close, the government has said construction sites can continue to operate as long as they follow public health guidance on social distancing. Work started on the state of the art facility for the local community in May last year. The new facility will include: a 3G Pitch, multi-use fitness studios, dance studio, a four court sports hall, a 40-station gym, changing facilities and a meeting room/party hosting area.

Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Owen Bierley praised the work of Morgan Sindall Construction for continuing to develop the project, given the current situation. He said:

“I am pleased to see the new Leisure Centre in Market Rasen is progressing well. A few people have contacted us to ask if the work should still go ahead given the concerns about Covid-19.

“We have sought assurance from Morgan Sindall Construction who have assured us that extra measures have been put in place to reduce the number of people on site, whilst they still push ahead with the construction of this fantastic facility.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank them all for their continued support on the build of our Leisure Centre which will be welcomed by the community once it is open for business. We will continue to monitor the situation, given the ever-changing guidance.”

Morgan Sindall Construction is working on the centre on Gainsborough Road, which will be set over two storeys and was designed by CPMG Architects. Sean Bowles, Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Construction said:

“We are closely following the latest government advice, which states that Construction sites can continue to operate providing they follow Public Health England guidance on social distancing.”

“As a business, we have reduced our presence on site to those who absolutely cannot carry out their work from home, and are ensuring that our operations adhere to the measures laid out in the latest PHE guidance.”

“Our position on this matter is under continuous review and we will advise you further if anything changes.”

The new leisure centre is expected to be ready by late May – early June 2020. 

Whilst it is not known when leisure centres across the Country will be open for business as usual – don’t forget there are lots of things we can be doing to keep fit and active. Walking, running and cycling locally are all permitted under current guidelines.