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Building work starts on St Albans complex

St Albans City and District Council (SACDC) has announced that construction work has started on the new multi-million pound Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre.

Willmott Dixon commenced work on site following a turf-cutting ceremony on 21 March, with the S&P Architects-designed venue due for completion in summer 2012. Facilities at the Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre will include a 500sq m (5,382sq ft) spa area with a 60sq m (646sq ft) terrace overlooking the nearby abbey.

A total of 647sq m (6,964sq ft) of water space and overall capacity for 223 swimmers is to also be provided, along with a 200-station fitness suite with cycle spinning studio. Other facilities will include two exercise/multi-purpose studios; a climbing wall; a children's soft play area; a café/bistro; and a poolside health suite.

SACDC portfolio holder for sport and leisure Anthony Rowlands said: "Work on site has begun and we are all systems go to have our new state of the art leisure centre open by summer 2012."

St Albans City and District Council (SACDC) has announced that construction work has started on the new multi-million pound Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. Willmott Dixon commenced work on site following a turf-cutting ceremony on 21 March, with the S&P Architects-designed venue due for completion in summer 2012. Facilities at the Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre will include a 500sq m (5,382sq ft) spa area with a 60sq m (646sq ft) terrace
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Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre will feature a 500sq m spa area
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