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Innovation Award For Lancaster City Council

The newly redeveloped Salt Ayre Leisure Centre has bagged Lancaster City Council an award.

The transformation was awarded the Connected Procurement and Commissioning gong at the iNetwork Innovation Awards

The award celebrates the innovative approach taken by the council to the commissioning and procurement of a partner to revitalise the ageing centre.

The council topped the likes of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester City Council.

A council spokesperson said: "Renovating the centre has seen a significant increase in the number of local residents using the facilities and new clubs are extending and broadening the offer."

Cllr Darren Clifford, cabinet member with responsibility for sport and leisure, said: “From the outset it was evident that Salt Ayre had to change its offer to increase the number of customers and income and reduce the operating cost to the council and secure its future.

“This was a large and complex project and the team have delivered a redevelopment that has exceeded all expectations.

“This award celebrates that work and everyone involved should be hugely proud of what they have helped the council to deliver - a hub for fitness and leisure which has seen significant increases in income, membership and participation.”



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