Rushcliffe Borough Council gets a new building for Christmas as staff bid farewell to Civic Centre

December 19th, 2016

Staff and Councillors at Rushcliffe Borough Council are preparing to say goodbye to a building that has been home for 34 years this week. We are packing up our offices at the Civic Centre on Pavilion Road next to Trent Bridge, ready for the Council’s exciting move to purpose-built offices at Rushcliffe Arena on Rugby Road.
In May 2014, the Council approved ambitious plans to renovate the existing leisure centre at the Rushcliffe Arena site, whilst taking the opportunity to co-locate our offices on the first floor. The move also frees up the Civic Centre building for an exciting future, as it’s too spacious for the 200 staff based there now, plus the new offices are smaller and more cost effective for the Council to run.
The brand-new leisure centre will replace current provision at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre and Rushcliffe Arena, bringing all the Council’s indoor leisure facilities for West Bridgford under one roof. Residents will see a wide range of facilities on offer, including a 25 metre main pool, a beach-themed fun pool, a six-lane indoor bowls rink, sports hall, squash courts and state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities.
Work to rebuild Rushcliffe Arena began in September 2015. Whilst the leisure centre, which will be run by Parkwood Leisure, doesn’t open until Tuesday 3 January, Council employees move in to our brand new offices on Monday 19 December.
Cllr Neil Clarke, Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council said: “This is a momentous time -years of planning are about to come to fruition. Not only have we enhanced sports provision in the borough, but we’re reducing our on-going running costs, making more efficient use of tax payers’ money. Our new, purpose-built facility works for a modern council and meets the needs of the community, and staff and Councillors are excited to start working from the new office.”
Glen Hall, Operations Director at Parkwood Leisure, said: “We are really excited for our customers to start using the state of the art new facilities in this fantastic new building. The centre opens at 6.30am on Tuesday 3 January, straight after new year, and we can’t wait to see the local community and help with their health and wellbeing goals in 2017.”
Although the Council’s head office is moving, if you need to contact them face to face, the place to go is still the Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre at the police station in West Bridgford, or one of the contact points across the borough – see http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/customerservices/ for details
Our new postal address is Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG.
Rushcliffe Leisure Centre will close on Saturday 24 December. The new Arena Leisure Centre will open on Tuesday 3 January.

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