Askern Leisure Complex – Major refurbishment update

A £6m investment in Askern Leisure Complex, including the decarbonisation of the venue, is expected to be completed by early 2023.

The major programme of works to improve Askern Leisure Centre is set to continue throughout the year with the aim of reopening the much-improved facility early next year.

The improvements delivered in partnership between DCLT and Doncaster Council, and funded through a combination of local authority capital, government decarbonisation and Sport England grants, will see the whole venue refurbished.

The old coal heating system has been replaced with a more environmentally and sustainable water heating solution.

The venue has also benefited from a new roof, windows and doors making the venue more energy efficient and pool works include new air handling and replacement pool lining.

Michael Hart, chief executive at DCLT said: “The works to the venue have taken longer than expected and we apologise to any customers affected by this.

“This is a major programme of works and our chance to create a leisure centre that will benefit the local community for many years to come.

“As well as the environmental improvements and the venue will have a new changing village, changing places facility and refurbished studio space.”

In addition to this, a café and an extension to the car parking area, will open the venue up to the country park.

Michael added: “By creating a stronger link to Campsall Country Park we are creating an connective environment which will open up the park to our customers enabling them to enjoy the fantastic outdoor space.

“We know that our local customers are looking forward to seeing the changes and we’ll keep people up to date with progress as the works develop.

“As works progress we’ll have a clearer idea of our opening date, and we look forward to be able to announce that.

“The venue with improved accessibility, the changing places facilities, better car parking and a truly refreshed look and feel, will be a real benefit to the local community.”

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