Published by East Lindsey District Council
Posted August 14, 2023
Mablethorpe’s new public swimming pool has today started to be filled with water to test it, marking an important milestone for the long-awaited facility for the town.
East Lindsey District Councillor Richard Fry, Leader Craig Leyland and Mablethorpe ward councillor Graham Cullen joined Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure, Connected Coast and Mablethorpe Town Council as they attended a site visit hosted by the council’s contractors, ISG, to officially start the pool fill test.
When completed, the swimming pool will be part of the new Station Leisure and Learning Centre, being built on the site of the current Station Sports Centre.
The 3,000sq m centre is set to increase and improve the leisure opportunities for residents and visitors to the town and supports improved physical and mental health wellbeing.
Work is running to schedule with the facility due to be completed in 2024.
Funded from £7.4m Town Deal funding from the government through the Connected Coast Town Deal, the development includes a new swimming pool, a changing village, fitness suite and studios as well as a new play area. The centre will also provide new digital learning and skills opportunities.
Today marks a significant step forward in the construction of the new Station Leisure and Learning Centre.
A swimming pool has been on the wish-list for Mablethorpe residents for many years and today, and now with the pool starting to be filled to test it shows we are one step closer in making that wish a reality.
East Lindsey District Council is committed to improving the physical and mental health of its residents. Through the Town Deal, I am delighted the Council is able to support residents with new leisure and learning opportunities here in Mablethorpe.Cllr Richard FryThe political lead for the Leisure and Learning Centre at East Lindsey District Council
It is fantastic to see such good progress being made on the new Leisure and Learning hub.
This modern facility is set to play a crucial role in supporting local people's physical and mental wellbeing, bringing improved and new opportunities for leisure and learning to Mablethorpe.
The hub is set to add to Mablethorpe's overall offer and will provide new reasons for people to spend time in the town centre.Chris BaronChair of Connected Coast
We are delighted and excited by the progress that is being made at the new Mablethorpe leisure facility.
Not only is the filling of the pool a monumental step forward in the build project but also for Mablethorpe and the availability of general public, recreational swimming.
We look forward to seeing the site develop but even more the impact on the Mablethorpe community once the site is up and running.Aeneas Richardson and James BrindleExecutive Directors for Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture
The team is pleased to have reached another significant project milestone with the filling of the pool, as part of this exciting multi-functional development.
We are continuing to engage with the local community to leave a lasting legacy of our time on site, in line with one of the aims of the new facility - to provide opportunities for individuals of all ages to acquire new skills. We look forward to seeing the new facilities in use in the coming months.Craig JohnsonProject Manager for ISG