Contractor will work on sports complexes in Uxbridge and Harlow

Leadbitter has won two leisure contracts worth £46m in Uxbridge and Harlow.

The contractor has been appointed by the London Borough of Hillingdon to redevelop Uxbridge Lido in West London, and by Harlow Gateway Partnership to build a new sports and leisure complex in the town.

The existing grade II listed 1930s Uxbridge Lido will be restored and Leadbitter will erect a modern building containing a new 50m pool and children’s leisure pools. Other features include a health and fitness suite, a new community sports hall with changing rooms, and café.

The pool is expected to be completed by December 2009

The £25m sports and leisure centre in Harlow will feature a 25m swimming pool, 20m learner pool and seating for 300 spectators. Other sports facilities include three covered tennis courts, eight badminton courts, gym and multi-purpose sports hall.

There will also be a health and fitness suite, bar/lounge, nursery and health shop. A science and technology learning centre for children and adults called Science Alive is also planned for the site.

Bob Rendell, Leadbitter’s managing director, said: “Leisure is an important sector within our construction division and we are therefore particularly pleased to be awarded these two high-profile leisure projects as the country builds up to the 2012 Olympics.”