Contracts for Castle Farm redevelopment signed - council confirms

By James Smith

1st Jun 2022 | Local News

An artist's impression of the new Castle Farm Recreation Centre (Image via WDC)
An artist's impression of the new Castle Farm Recreation Centre (Image via WDC)

Contracts have finally been signed for the demolition and rebuilding of Castle Farm Recreation Centre.

Warwick District Council has today announced that an agreement with AR Demolition and Kier has been reached, nearly six months after the building was closed.

The council blamed the delay on "negotiations and re-costing" which were blamed on "soaring building costs and supply chain issues".

Preliminary work has already begin to create the multi-million-pound leisure centre.

Cllr Liam Bartlett, WDC's portfolio holder for economy and culture, said: "The signing of these contracts has been long in the making and is set against challenging circumstances within the worldwide building industries.

"I am therefore delighted that we have now reached this stage and thanks to the tenacity of our project team we will be bringing the town of Kenilworth the best possible new facilities, whilst maintaining value for money for local council tax-payers."

A residents group recently called for the council to rethink the scheme to avoid a 'planning disaster'.

Contract negotiations for the Abbey Fields Swimming Pool redevelopment are "at their final stages" according to the council.


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