Willmott Dixon will create a new ground for Evo-Stik First Division North team Scarborough Athletic Football Club as part of a £15 million leisure development.
The company has been appointed by Scarborough Borough Council under Scape Group’s Major Works framework to create Scarborough Leisure Village, which will house an eight lane 25-metre Olympic legacy swimming pool and fitness centre as well as all-weather football pitch and spectator stand that will become home to the town’s football team.
The scheme involves a developer, Wrenbridge Sport Limited, which is part funding the project following a land swap agreement with Scarborough Borough Council.
With enabling works complete, Willmott Dixon will have the leisure complex finished by summer 2017.
The project on the town’s former Weaponness coach park is close to where Willmott Dixon is also building a new £14 million campus for the recently opened Coventry University Scarborough Campus.
This purpose built campus will include a library, IT suites, café, mock law court, engineering and science labs, plus a careers team.
Anthony Dillon, managing director in the North West said: “We are very proud of our track-record in the leisure sector, providing first-class facilities for local people.
“Scarborough is a fantastic town and we are looking forward to using our expertise in leisure projects to deliver a facility that will revitalise this part of Scarborough.”