Plans for a new £25 million leisure complex on the seafront at Great Yarmouth have been approved.
The centre will replace the existing Marina Centre which has now closed. The borough council says it's a once in a generation investment and they hope it will be a year round boost to the economy.
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Building work should start in spring next year and it should be open in the summer of 2021.
It will include a 6 lane, 25 metre swimming pool suitable for competitions and galas, a confidence water area and learner pool with moveable floor, leisure water with fun play features, two water flumes and a splash pad.
The complex will also be equipped with a health suite with sauna, steam and spa, 100-station health and fitness gym with views to the sea, four-court multi-purpose sports hall, fitness and spin studios, indoor climbing zone for all ages, and a café with views to the beach.
In the next few weeks hoardings will be put up around the building as demolition starts.
The leaders of both the Conservative and Labour groups on the council issued a joint statement.