Preparatory work is set to start on Bradford’s new £14 million state-of-the art sports centre.
Demolition crews will enter the Nelson Street site early this month and start to dismantle Britannia Mills, a former Victorian industrial building adjacent to Trafalgar House Police Station.
The demolition work is expected to take approximately 16 weeks.
The Council anticipates some minor disruption to existing car parking on the site and will contact motorists individually to organise alternative arrangements to ensure the preparation work is as unobtrusive as possible.
Where appropriate, the cleared site will be used to expand existing car parking space whilst design and engineering plans are developed and considered.
The Council’s flagship leisure centre will feature a 25 metre, eight lane competition standard swimming pool, separate studio pool, wet and dry diving facilities, a café and a gym with studios for exercise classes.
The facility is expected to open in mid-2018.
Coun Imran Khan Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Sustainability, said: “This is a significant step towards the realisation of a fantastic new sports facility for Bradford and we are very excited to be starting the work.”