Chesterfield’s new Queen’s Park Sports Centre is on track to open in the first week of January.
Finishing touches are currently being made to the eagerly-anticipated, multi-million pound facility on the site of Queen’s Park Annexe.
Facilities at the new centre will include an eight-lane main swimming pool, eight sports courts, a gym and a cafe.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “One of the authority’s top priorities is to encourage people to lead healthy and active lifestyles and the new purpose-built Queen’s Park Sports Centre with its extended swimming pool and sports courts will allow us to offer more space and activities than is possible in the current sports centre.
“The new design is very space and energy efficient with more activity space being provided in a smaller building footprint than at present,” she added.
The £11.25million project is being paid for by £6.725m from the borough council, £2.5m from the town’s college, £2m from Sport England’s Strategic Facilities Fund and £25,000 from Squash England.