The new Grange Leisure Centre now has a roof: video

THE good weather is having a great effect on the development of the new Grange Leisure Centre in Midhurst, with the roof now in place and building work on schedule.

The new leisure centre in Midhurst has moved one step closer to completion with its new roof, marking another milestone in the project’s development.

Councillors and the Leadbitter team celebrating another stage in the development. CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

Councillors and the Leadbitter team celebrating another stage in the development. CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

The steel frame has been completed and the brickwork is progressing. Carpentry and electrical work has also started and the internal walls are in place.

A state-of-the-art facility, it is being built by the Leadbitter group and is on target for its completion, set to be in Spring 2014.

There should be a two week period between the old Grange closing down, and the new centre opening.

In attendance on the day to mark the event and have a look around the site were members of the Leadbitter team and representatives for the council.

These included town, district and county Councillor Gordon Mcara and portfolio holder for leisure, Councillor Eileen Lintill.

Also getting involved was Iain Macdonald, project manager for Leadbitter, Colin Crowther, regional construction director, Jane Hotchkiss, assistant director for Leisure and Wellbeing at Chichester District Council, and Karen Wallace, representing West Sussex County Council’s library service.