Willmott to run building academy alongside new development


Willmott Dixon will deliver a £26 million leisure centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Outer West Leisure Centre 
Credit: Willmott Dixon
by Rory ButlerFebruary 27, 2023

The firm’s North East team has been appointed to the Outer West Leisure Centre in West Denton, via Pagabo’s Major Works Framework. 

The project is backed by nearly £20 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. 

It will replace the former West Denton Pool and existing All Saints Sports Centre, which are more than 50 years old. 

New facilities 

  • 25-metre eight-lane pool 
  • Learner pool and splash pad 
  • Fitness studios and gym 
  • Café and library 
Outer West Leisure Centre 
Credit: Willmott Dixon

In addition to creating 100 apprenticeship hours, Willmott will run two Building Lives Academy programmes for people aged 16-25, who are no longer in the education system. 

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