Work to divert underground utilities services in preparation for the construction of a new leisure centre will get under way at All Saints Church of England Academy in Ingleby Barwick on Monday (February 5).
The diversions are expected to be completed by Easter weekend, followed by the construction of a new on site car park, which will then pave the way for the leisure centre itself to be built on the existing Academy car park.
The footpath to the front of the academy, on Blair Avenue, will be closed throughout all phases of these works, and there will be a temporary pedestrian crossing in place near the entrance to Roseville Care Centre to ensure people can cross the road safely.
The bus stop to the front of the academy will also be out of use for the duration of the works, and passengers are advised to use the nearby bus stop at Tesco in Myton Road.
Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: “The centre, with its swimming pools, health and fitness suite, gym, community access library and customer service point, is going to be a great facility for local people.
“We’re delighted to be making a start on the necessary utilities diversions for the centre, and will be doing everything we can to keep disruption and inconvenience to a minimum.”
The Ingleby Barwick leisure facility will be operated by Tees Active Leisure, which already operates three centres in the area on behalf of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.