Watson Batty is engaged as architect. Credit: EROYC

Delay for £17m Goole Hub

The redevelopment of East Riding Leisure Goole into a 17,000 sq ft health & leisure facility has been put back, with completion now expected in 2026.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said the delay was unavoidable because of unforeseen structural, mechanical and electrical complications discovered during intensive investigations following the building’s closure in December.

Willmott Dixon is the principal contractor and design partner, with Watson Batty the project’s architect.

The refurbished centre, in North Street, Goole, was originally expected to open in summer 2025. The council’s best guess is that the centre will be ready for the public in early 2026.

Meanwhile, sports, exercise classes, health programmes and other activities will still continue at other venues in Goole.

An ERoY spokesperson said: “We are committed to this project and we are working diligently behind the scenes with our contractors to address these issues.

“Preparatory work will continue on the site, paving the way for the main demolition and construction activities which are now set to begin later this year.

“Despite this setback, the council assures residents that the delay will not compromise the quality or features of the project which will be delivered.

“We would like to thank the Goole community for its patience and understanding while we bring this exciting project to fruition.”

Facilities at the reinvented Goole Hub will include a central food court, library, customer service centre, tag active area, ten-pin bowling alley, soft play area, new learner pool with a health suite and expanded gym and fitness facilities.

Goole Library and the town’s customer service centre, both currently in Carlisle Street, will be relocated to the new hub.

While East Riding Leisure Goole remains closed, the council will continue to offer gym facilities, group exercise classes, and health programmes at the Goole College site in Boothferry Road.

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