Work on redeveloping the Bayside site in Worthing is progressing at great speed – with the former Aquarena leisure centre now reduced to a few piles of concrete and containers of metal.
Contractors on behalf of Roffey Homes started work on the plot in Brighton Road in late November as they look to push on with £45 million plans to create 141 homes and commercial space on the land.
In a matter of weeks, the former municipal building has been fully dismantled ahead of piling works starting next month.
On visiting the site last week, Councillor Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said he was impressed with how work on one of the town’s biggest regeneration schemes of recent years was progressing.
Cllr Jenkins said: “Now that that former Aquarena has all but gone, you can really see the size and the scale of this project.”
“In just a few months, a building which housed so many memories for the residents of this town has gone. In time it will be replaced with a development that will become a real Worthing landmark.”
“I want to praise the Roffey team for pushing on with the plans at such speed. I’m also impressed with the level of care the team is taking to ensure they keep the disruption, which is inevitable with a scheme like this, to a minimum.”
Worthing Borough Council handed over the keys to the site to the developer in September. Since then, work has been progressing at great speed.
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