0 Colchester's Northern Gateway Sports Park set for summer 2020 opening

The Northern Gateway Sports Park project in Colchester, Essex, is set to open to the public in the summer of 2020.

The multi-million pound, 76-acre site will provide both indoor and outdoor sports and leisure activities and will be owned by Colchester Borough Council.

Indoor facilities include a five-court sports hall, indoor cricket spaces and a health and fitness club with exercise studios and indoor cycling space.

Outdoors, there will be a one-mile floodlit cycling track,  two 3G synthetic football pitches, archery facilities, accessible cycling routes and a learn to ride and cyclo-cross track.

Construction is now underway by contractors R G Carter, with Colchester Amphora Trading managing the build of the development.

Once open, the facility will be operated by Leisure World Colchester, on behalf of the council.

The project has received a number of grants to fund its facilities, including a £100,000 cash injection from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) towards the indoor cricket facility and a further £590,000 from Places to Ride - the capital grants fund delivered by British Cycling and Sport England - to deliver the cycle track.

Councillor Nick Barlow, Colchester Borough Council's portfolio holder for commercial services, said: "Colchester Borough Council is investing in this innovative facility to enhance Colchester's reputation for sport and leisure, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for borough residents."

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