February 2014 update
Selby's new leisure centre is now being built with the grand opening planned for early in 2015.
The re-build, on the site of the former Abbey Leisure Centre, will deliver brand new fitness and swimming facilities for the district in a state-of-the-art building. The centre will provide a larger gym, health and fitness suite, multi-purpose activity hall, fitness studio, an all-weather sports pitch, sauna and steam room.
There will be two swimming pools - a training pool and a six-lane 25m pool.
The new facilities were designed after a consultation and after a detailed study of what other leisure facilities, such as sports halls, were already available in the district. The result plugs the gaps and offers valuable new opportunities for leisure.
Construction is now under way and although the plan is to open at the beginning of 2015, before that people will be able to become members. More information on membership plans will be made available in the autumn. For current membership details at Profiles Health & Fitness Club please click here.
In the meantime, the Profiles gym is providing short-term leisure facilities - read more about this by clicking here. In addition, Tadcaster leisure centre and Tadcaster swimming pools are available.
Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Gillian Ivey, said: "The new leisure centre will deliver first class facilities for the district. The fire at the old Abbey Leisure site was obviously a huge blow, but it's also been an opportunity for us to create something brand new and really exciting at the site.
"With its range of facilities this new development will be a real draw for the area, supporting not only those using the new centre but also with a knock on benefit to local businesses too."
Below are some artist's impressions of how the new leisure centre will look.
These are the artists' impressions that show how the leisure centre could look. Keep visiting this page to see how work at the Scott Road site is progressing.
The re-build will deliver brand new fitness and swimming facilities for the district in a newly designed building. The centre will provide a larger gym, health and fitness suite, multi purpose activity hall, fitness studio, 6-lane swimming pool and a new outdoor all weather sports pitch.
The demolition of the fire-struck centre is underway.
These images show the extent of the damage to the Abbey Leisure Centre following the fire in February 2012.
To find out information about our current leisure services please see our Leisure Centres page.