Time capsule buried to mark official start of leisure village

Scarborough Leisure Village and University overview
Scarborough Leisure Village and University overview
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The official start of construction on Scarborough’s Weaponness Leisure Village took place today.

The site, which will include a new stadium for Scarborough Athletic, is part of a triple construction project alongside the new Coventry University Scarborough Campus and the Scarborough University Technical College.

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. Overview of where the Leisure Village would be. pic Richard Ponter 160416c

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. Overview of where the Leisure Village would be. pic Richard Ponter 160416c

The Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Tom Fox, buried a time capsule containing items that tell the story of the project and important information about organisations that will be the eventual users of the Leisure Village once it is completed.

The aim of the time capsule is to reflect how the project and organisations are in 2016.

The time capsule will have a burial life of fifty years with instructions left for the next generation to bring the time capsule to the surface in 2066 to reveal the history of the development.

Scarborough Leisure Village, which will be home to an eight lane 25-metre Olympic Legacy swimming pool and learner pool, a four-court sports hall, squash courts, a 60-station fitness suite, an aerobics studio and a new ground for Evo-Stick First Division North team, Scarborough Athletic Football Club, was given the final green light just before Christmas.

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. Scarborough Athletic Chairman Richard Arnold, Richard Arnold of Wrenbridge ,Mayor Tom Fox and Scarborough Council staff member Gabrielle Jandzio pic Richard Ponter 160416g

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. Scarborough Athletic Chairman Richard Arnold, Richard Arnold of Wrenbridge ,Mayor Tom Fox and Scarborough Council staff member Gabrielle Jandzio pic Richard Ponter 160416g

Dave Holland, chairman of Scarborough Athletic Football Club said: “It’s a personal dream coming true and I am just trying to work out the number of sleeps until we walk out at Weaponness.”

It is anticipated that the construction will be completed in summer 2017.

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. The Mayor of Scarborough Cllr Tom Fox with staff and guests at the event in Scarborough. pic Richard Ponter 160416a

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. The Mayor of Scarborough Cllr Tom Fox with staff and guests at the event in Scarborough. pic Richard Ponter 160416a

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. The Capsule ready for burial . pic Richard Ponter 160416e

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. The Capsule ready for burial . pic Richard Ponter 160416e

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. Overview of the University and Leisure Village pic   copy

Scarborough Leisure Village ceremony. Overview of the University and Leisure Village pic copy