Work has just started on a £750,000 revamp of an ageing sports centre in Peterborough’s Nene Park.
The demolition of the golf centre in Ham Lane has just got underway as part of a 20 weeks-long transformation of the facilities.
This new facility will greatly improve the services available to our visitors.Teresa Wood
The centre will be replaced by a new golf reception area with numerous back office facilities and a new cycle centre.
The project has been jointly put together by the Nene Park Trust and the existing golf tenant, Simon Fitton of Nene Park Golf, and Rutland Cycling.
The contract to build the centre has been awarded to V Couzens (Stamford) and while the work is being carried out the golf services will be temporarily rehoused nearby.
Teresa Wood, head of visitor services, said: “This is a very exciting project for the trust and we are delighted to be working with a local contractor.
“This new facility will greatly improve the services available to our visitors as well as the facilities available for our current golf tenant and Rutland Cycling.”
When it opens in the summer, the centre will provide a golf reception area with showers and pro-room and also a cycle centre with cycle retail and maintenance.
This will complement the cycle hire centre in Ferry Meadows, which opens on Saturday, which is also operated by Rutland Cycling.
Paul Archer, director of Rutland Cycling, said: “We are pleased to be working closely with Nene Park Trust and expanding our business in Peterborough.
“Complementing our cycle hire centre in Ferry Meadows we will be providing not only cycle retail and maintenance but family ride-outs, treasure hunts, corporate days to name just a few of our great ideas.”
The revamped golf centre wil be the second major improvenment work to buildings carried out at the park.
The trust has just spent £2.5 million transforming its Watersports Centre, which was officially opened last year by Princess Anne.