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Work begins on North Hykeham sport centre refurb

Work on the refurbishment for North Kesteven Sport Centre in North Hykeham will begin next week.

From June 16, the first phase of the £2.5 million development will begin, with contractors Robert Woodhead Ltd replacing the sand based pitch with a new 3G football pitch.

3G pitches are a blend of grass-like fibres attached to a special backing, with a rubber mix brushed in.

The new facility will offer better training to the Greenbank Football Club, as well as other sports and events.

It will meet Football Association and Hockey Association standards.

The pitch will take subcontractors Charles Lawrence Surfaces approximately three weeks to lay and should be ready in time for the summer holidays.

As previously reported, other refurbishments to the sports centre include improvements to external building works, car parks, drainage and roofing, courts and changing rooms, electrical and mechanical fittings and structural alterations.

Council leader, Councillor Marion Brighton said: “We are thrilled about the introduction of a 3G pitch in the district, our commitment to leisure in this district continues and, we along with our leisure provider, Leisure in the Community have listened to what the schools and football clubs want.”