A new £25m state-of-the-art leisure centre in Bridlington was officially opened by a trio of sporting celebrities earlier this summer.Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington OBE; badminton player Gail Emms MBE and footballer Dean Windass cut the ribbon on East Riding Leisure Bridlington, which has already attracted more than 50,000 visitors since it opened at the end of May.
The new facility boasts a six-lane 25m swimming pool, a smaller learner pool, a freeform pool with water features, two water slides and swimming spectator seating for 150. It also has a changing village and a health suite with a steam room, sauna, spa pool and showers.
The facility was funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council (£20.9 million); the Coastal Communities Fund (£2.1m); and Sport England (£2m). BAM Construction was the main contractor, while FT Leisure was responsible for the design and installation of the pools. The play structure was provided by Ustigate Waterplay and the slides are by Van Egdom.