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Runnymede closes in on deal for Egham Leisure Centre

Runnymede Borough Council is on the verge of signing an agreement with Places for People to bring new regeneration projects to the Egham area.

Places for People and the Council are in the final stages of agreeing the legal details which will pave the way for a new leisure centre to build and for future regeneration projects in Egham.

This relationship will span several years and will not only include the Leisure Centre but also the redevelopment of Egham town centre. While the leisure centre is the most advanced of the projects, the Council is keen to consult on town centre development a soon as a legal agreement with Places for People has been reached. The proposed first phase can be set out clearly to the public through consultation.

Paul Turrell, Chief Executive of Runnymede Borough Council, said: "The new leisure centre at Egham will see the Council deliver on a long-held promise to bring a swimming pool to the town. I'm sure there will be a huge demand for the pools and the other state of the art facilities in the new centre.

"With the support of the leisure centre operating company Achieve Lifestyle, a building programme has been put together that will ensure the old centre remains available while the new building is constructed and fitted out. Places for People have extensive experience with this sort of work, both nationally and locally with other Surrey boroughs, so I am very pleased to have them on board."

Places for People, which is one of the UK's largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies, has a stone track record in building sustainable communities and mixed-use developments. As a not-for-dividend organisation, any profit made by Places for People is reinvested in its homes, communities and services to enrich lives and make a positive difference to communities.

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