Huddersfield Leisure Centre opens
The new Huddersfield Leisure Centre was opened this morning by outgoing Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Ken Smith.
The Leisure Centre which cost £36 million is located in the Springwood area near to the centre of Huddersfield, just off the A62 Ring Road at Castlegate.
In one of his final events as Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Ken Smith cut the ribbon to mark the public opening of the New Huddersfield Leisure Centre. The ribbon cutting took place at 5.30am on Monday 18 May as KAL performance swimmers took to the pool.
The Mayor was then given a guided tour of the building and the facilities. The leisure centre opened to the public at 6.30am.
Cllr Smith said: “This is the newest and largest of the Council’s eleven leisure centres, which operate across Kirklees and are managed by KAL.
“I am delighted to be one of the first people to look around our fantastic new Huddersfield Leisure Centre and to able to mark the opening of this new facility by cutting a ceremonial ribbon. I am looking forward to seeing the first visitors arriving for their morning exercise – whether they are heading for the swimming pool, 100 plus station gym, or taking a class in one of the studios – I’m sure that they will be as excited as I am to see the centre up and running.’
“I would personally like to thank everyone involved in making it happen, including Kirklees Council and Kirklees Active Leisure staff and partners. I am sure that it will help improve the health and wellbeing of many people, as well as providing a fun day out for families from Kirklees and beyond.”