Leicester's New Leisure Centre

An £8 million leisure complex opens at De Montfort University in Leicester today.

Controversial leisure centre opens in Leicester

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre in Leicester
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre in Leicester Credit: ITV Central

A multi-million pound leisure centre has opened in Leicester.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre has a six lane swimming pool, a sports hall hall that can hold up to 800 people, and a 15ft climbing wall.

The project has caused controversy as the construction of the centre meant the demolition of the 180-year-old Bowstring Bridge and the Pump and Tap pub.