Willmott Dixon secures Portsmouth leisure centre project

 A CGI of the proposed new Bransbury Park Leisure Centre

Portsmouth City Council has chosen Willmott Dixon as preferred contractor for its Bransbury Park Leisure Centre project in Eastney.

Willmott Dixon will now work with the council on the final stages of the design process before plans are submitted for planning permission this autumn. 

Bransbury Park Leisure Centre will cater for sports and swimming, but will also include a GP facility.

Richard Poulter, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the south, said: “We are looking forward to working with the city council to take forward this important project in the heart of Portsmouth. 

“We have a long track record of delivering property that brings together a number of uses and services ‘under one roof’ as a vital part of supporting community well-being and prosperity, which we discuss in our ‘blueprint for growth’ here. 

“Our focus will now be on developing Bransbury Park Leisure Centre’s plans further so this exciting project can obtain planning permission later this year.”

Councillor Steve Pitt, Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and economic development, said: “We’re excited to submit our updated design plans for planning permission in autumn, moving us a step closer to delivering a sports and swimming facility for people to enjoy healthier and happier lives.”

Willmott Dixon’s appointment was facilitated through the Southern Construction Framework. 


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