The Bridge Leisure Centre Topping Out

For centuries, builders have celebrated the moment a buildings structure reaches it’s topmost point.  The age-old tradition, originally conceived to bestow good luck on a building and ward off evil spirits is now more commonly recognized as an opportunity to celebrate progress made.  Senior Councillors and officers from Horsham District Council, key members of the existing leisure centre user groups joined the Neilcott senior management team to celebrate this landmark achievement.  Pat Hughes, Neilcott’s Regional Director and Chairman of the Council Cllr Peter Burgess performed the ancient Saxon ritual of anointing a yew tree with wine, oil, corn and salt symbolizing wisdom, liberty, prosperity and hospitality prior to the Leader of the Council Cllr Ray Dawe placing a commemorative plaque on the wall of the new centre.  Due to open in the autumn of 2018, the development is one of the Council’s most significant investments in years and will deliver one of the biggest dry-side sports and leisure centres in the district.  The fantastic new facility will include a six court sports hall, an 80-station gym, a cycle studio, three fitness studios and five multi-use games areas.  A new clip and climb facility and café, a sensory room, a treatment room for beauty and sports therapy sessions and new changing facilities for indoor and outdoor activity, including a Changing Places disabled changing facility are also included.horshamdistrictcouncil_48245220142horshamdistrictcouncil_48245166732