Local councillors and staff from Willmott Dixon and Carillion have added their signatures to one of the steel beams in recognition of reaching the final stages of erecting the steelwork at Stockport’s new Brinnington sports and leisure centre.
Brinnington councillors Becky Crawford and Chris Murphy and other key stakeholders had the opportunity to add their signatures to the beam, before watching it being inserted into the new building on Thursday 22nd June.
The construction of the new £6 million sports and leisure facilities, which will replace the outdated Lapwing Centre, is at full speed – the centre is expected to open early 2018.
The centre will include facilities for badminton, five-a-side football, basketball and a range of other sports and activities. There will also be a state of the art dance and aerobic studio, a 40-station fitness suite and a new home for Brinnington Boxing Club.
The centre will also have a community room for events, classes and meetings, a crèche, plus additional car parking, new changing facilities and a new 3G football pitch, as well as a new bowling green to be located next to Brinnington Health Centre.
Willmott Dixon is the contractor responsible for building the project, which will be overseen by Carillion on behalf of the Council.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said:
“It’s great to see that work is progressing very well to create this much needed leisure centre in Brinnington, which will bring high quality, affordable facilities that will be accessible to everyone.”
Anthony Dillon, Managing Director at Willmott Dixon, said:
“The completion of the steelwork is a significant milestone in what will be a fantastic facility for the community and we are working closely with both Stockport and Carillion to ensure we maximise the economic impact during the construction phase with local labour and suppliers.”
Image 1 (from left to right): Cllr Chris Murphy and Cllr Becky Crawford sign their names at the steel beam ceremony in Brinnington.
Image 2 (from left to right): Mike Lane (Operations Director at Willmott Dixon), Anthony Dillon (Managing Director at Willmott Dixon), Cllr Becky Crawford, Cllr Chris Murphy, Peter Fox (Head of Projects at Carillion) and Phil Lavers (Building Manager at Willmott Dixon).
Image 3 and 4: Signed steel beam at the new Brinnington sports and leisure centre.