Leeds & West Yorkshire

New £36m Huddersfield leisure centre opens

Huddersfield Leisure Centre Image copyright kirklees council
Image caption The new Huddersfield Leisure Centre cost the council £36m

A new £36m leisure centre has opened in a West Yorkshire town.

Huddersfield Leisure Centre in Spring Grove Street replaces the Southgate sports centre.

The new leisure centre has swimming pools, climbing and martial arts facilities, and a water park.

Kirklees Council said it was funded from the sale of the Southgate site, plus additional council money that would have been used to maintain and repair the old building.

The leisure centre, which is close to the ring road, is owned by the council and run by Kirklees Active Leisure.

Image copyright kirklees council
Image caption The family splash park includes a flume and "sidewinder"
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Image caption Kirklees Council said it would be funded by the sale of the old one at Southgate

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