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10 Mar

Newbiggin set for upgrade

A scheme to upgrade Newbiggin by the Sea Sports and Community Centre has been given the green light after Northumberland County Councillors agreed to fund the work.

This week the council’s cabinet agreed to £1.5 million of funding to refurbish the centre and remodel internal parts of the building to improve existing facilities offered by Active Northumberland.

Full designs are now to be worked up with the overall project hoping to be completed by Summer 2021.


The area's of the centre at Newbiggin to be included in the scheme include:

  • Creation of a dedicated spinning studio

  • re-covering of the sports hall floor

  • refurbishment of the squash courts

  • refurbishment of the viewing gallery, overlooking the sports hall and squash courts

  • redocoration throughout the building to provide brighter and refreshed look

There are plans to also include the relocation of the library within the centre, the creation of a community cafe and improved changing facilities, including those for outdoor sports.

The whole scheme of works is set to provide benefits to all those within the local community, and to ensure it's facilities can be accessed by all with the works also including the creation of changing facilities for adults with additiional needs or older children who need privacy and space.

The final area to be covered is the reception area, which will provide a more dynamic and open offer including self-service options.

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