BAM dives in with £36m Chiltern leisure centre

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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Chiltern District Council has named BAM Construction as its preferred bidder to deliver a new leisure centre in Amersham.

Planned Chiltern Lifestyle Centre
Planned Chiltern Lifestyle Centre

Work on the £36m Chiltern Lifestyle Centre is set to start later next month with a target to open by the end of 2021.

The scheme includes an eight-lane 25-metre swimming pool, sports hall, dry diving training facility, squash courts and a library and community centre, among others.

The existing leisure facilities are over 50 years old and will be demolished. Amersham library has been temporarily re-located.

BAM’s Construction Director Mick Kelly said: “We’ll bring our expertise in creating leisure sector developments to this scheme that will transform the facilities for people here.”

Cllr Mike Stannard, Deputy Leader of Chiltern District Council; and Cabinet Member for Support Services, said: “After so many years of planning, it is fantastic that we are finally at the stage where work is starting on site. This is a major development and our priority is to ensure minimal impact on residents, pool users and staff while the work takes place.”

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