The car park at Pudsey Leisure Centre will be temporarily closed during February half-term holidays to allow important building work to be carried out.
Council chiefs will close the popular town centre car park between Monday, February 12 and Sunday, February 18 to allow the installation of cabling for a planned new substation for an eco-friendly air source heating project at Pudsey Leisure Centre.
A council spokesperson said: “This electrical grid upgrade will take five to seven days and include a dig along part of the one-way system. Following a meeting between Highways & Northern Powergrid on-site, it has been confirmed that there is no means to deliver this upgrade without closure of the car park due to the impact of closure of part of the one-way system. Following discussions with Active Leeds, February half-term (Feb 12-18) has been identified as the optimum time to complete this upgrade.
Pudsey councillor Simon Seary said: “We appreciate it will be a massive inconvenience to shoppers, leisure centre users, workers and residents of Pudsey. The half-term holiday was selected as it was hoped it would have the smallest impact to users.
“While access to the car park will be closed, we are looking at what we can use the site for during the half term holiday.”
As previously reported last month, Leeds City Council has submitted plans for an environmentally friendly ground level air source heat pump, plant room and sub station at the centre. Proposals also include solar panels on the roof and the removal of 10 existing parking bays at the centre. The plans are yet to be decided.