Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Redcar & Cleveland Council to deliver a £31m leisure, business support and community facility in the heart of Redcar.

The project will bring first class facilities to the town and will include:

• a 6 lane, 25 metre swimming pool, training and leisure pool
• dance hall and performance space
• fitness suite and junior gym
• sports hall
• business space for small to medium sized enterprises
• flexible community facilities including a debating chamber and relocated register services
• improved and additional car parking
• landscaped public spaces.

Leader of the Council, Councillor George Dunning said:

“The Council’s ambitious regeneration plans for the borough are taking shape and the new leisure, business support and community facility in the heart of Redcar will create a real attraction for residents and visitors to the town. The scheme will help to support business growth in the area and 45 business units are being created as part of the development to meet existing and future demand.

"The Council’s contractor have a sound track record of creating facilities that meet the needs of the community and the leisure scheme will include a unique attraction for the area - ‘The Flowrider’ a simulated water boarding facility.”

Managing Director for Willmott Dixon in the North, Anthony Dillon, said: “This regeneration heralds an exciting new future for Redcar, something that will make a genuine and lasting difference to the entire community. As a company that has worked on many local projects, including the first BREEAM ‘outstanding’ health facility for NHS South of Tyne & Wear in Houghton-Le-Spring, we also appreciate the importance of the local pound. This ensures we use local businesses and support local jobs whenever possible.”

Willmott Dixon is committed to spending 83% of the budget for the scheme this year within a 60 mile radius of Redcar and next year this increases to 87% of the budget meaning that the whole area will benefit from the development.

A fly through of the scheme is available to view at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/regeneration and a model of the scheme is on show at the Redcar Regeneration Centre on the Esplanade next to Pacitto’s Ice Cream Parlour in Redcar.