Here is a first glimpse inside the new £35m Huddersfield Leisure Centre.

And the photographs, taken by Construct Films, show the scale of the new centre.

Engineers have started testing out water in one of the swimming pools. They have to check the new pools for any possible leaks and for the quality of the water.

And the new leisure pool - which will include fun activities for youngsters - is clearly taking shape.

The mammoth task is to compete the work on the site adjoining Huddersfield ring road at Springwood.

The new centre is due to open to the public next year.

Click on the gallery below to see lots more pictures from inside the centre


It will replace the existing Huddersfield Sports Centre in Southgate, which will be demolished - along with two adjacent tower blocks - to make way for a new Tesco superstore. Funds from the sale of the site are being used for the new centre.

Doens of construction workers are working on the Springwood site. The new centre will be owned by Kirklees Council and managed by Kirklees Active Leisure, who run other centres in the area.

Features include a 25m, eight-lane swimming pool which will offer swimming and water-based activities for casual and competitive swimmers. This pool can also host regional short-course events. That pool has been filled with water for strenuous testing.

There will also be a six-lane teaching pool with a floor which can move to allow the depth of the pool to alter, similar to one at the Stadium Fitness Centre.

Officials say it will be ideal for babies and young swimmers, as well as adult learners or people with disabilities who want to develop and improve their swimming abilities. Work on that is almost complete.

The family fun pool will include slides and children’s play feature.

There is also a large sports hall which can be used for many different sports activities. It can hold up to eight badminton courts or two five-a-side courts at any time, with have spectator seating for events or competitions.

A second, smaller sports hall will have two badminton courts.

The new centre will also incorporate a climbing wall, two glass-backed squash courts and a martial arts room.

No decision has yet been made on indoor bowling, which is a prime feature of the existing Sports Centre.

A council spokesman said: “We have nearly finished the lower ground flooring slabs and the external walls are progressing well.

“The concrete floor for the sports hall is also complete.

“There have been site visits for architectural students from the University of Huddersfield and parties from schools to see the work”.

Click here to see exterior shots of how the sports centre has sprung up from Springwood car park

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