New Leisure Centre in Bridlington

Work has started on a £25m leisure centre in Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast.

Bridlington’s Leisure World, which opened on the seafront in the 1980s, was demolished earlier this year because the building was beyond economic repair.

Under the plans approved last October, the new facility will have a 25-metre pool and a leisure pool with flume rides, a sports hall and health suite.

It is expected the new Bridlington Leisure Centre will be ready to open sometime in 2016.

The project has been partly funded by Sport England and the Coastal Community Fund, which awarded the council £2.1m earlier this year.