Woking Borough Council
Civic OfficesGloucester SquareWokingSurreyGU21 6YL
Telephone: 01483 755855
09 September 2013
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Works to construct additional car parking and state-of-the-art 3G football pitches at the rear of Woking Leisure Centre will commence today (Monday 9 September 2013).
The single-storey car park will be built on the existing tarmac tennis and football courts at the rear of Woking Leisure Centre. In an innovative move to maximise the space available, four 3G 5-a-side football pitches will be installed above the car park. A walkway will link the pitches to the rear of Woking Leisure Centre and additional bicycle racks will also be installed.
The works will include drainage, ground-works, piling, steel erection, concrete walls, specialist pitch installation, tarmac laying, installation of floor-lights, new CCTV and landscaping.
Cllr Graham Cundy, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Cultural Services, said: "Woking Park is a popular destination for both residents and visitors. To enable us to meet current and future demand for parking space and sports facilities, it is important that the Council makes the necessary investment now. When complete, these fantastic facilities will benefit both existing and future visitors to Woking Park."
Stuart Harding, freedom leisure's Area Manager, said: "We are delighted that Woking Borough Council is investing in both additional car parking and 3G sports facilities that will benefit both leisure users and the wider community. The new state-of-the-art 3G sports pitches with floodlights will mean we have one of the best outdoor sports facilities in the Borough, while having the car parking capacity to deal with increased demand."
Throughout the duration of the works, Woking Borough Council, and its construction partner, Volkerfitspatrick, will ensure disruption to users is kept to a minimum. The works are scheduled for completion by the end of May 2014.