Cheshire Gymnastics is pressing ahead with plans to transform the former Moss Farm Leisure Complex in Northwich into a centre of excellence.
Moss Farm’s swimming pool was decommissioned in May ahead of the opening of the multi-million pound Memorial Court.
Proposals to convert the now vacant pool building into a specialist, state of the art gymnastics facility featuring competition-standard equipment were unveiled in March.
Now Laura Hudson, from Cheshire Gymnastics, has confirmed that the project is being progressed.
She said: “There is obviously a great need to transform this site into a positive attraction for the community.
“The recently published design and vision for a centre of excellence being created with Cheshire Gymnastics is still very much in progress, with the club’s national governing body, British Gymnastics, visiting recently to assist in moving the project forward.
“Attracting funding and support for the project is everybody’s priority.”
The news will no doubt be welcomed by Northwich residents and the police, who fear the site has become a magnet for criminal damage and anti-social behaviour since its closure.
Insp Dave Snasdell, of Northwich Local Policing Unit, said: “We have had an increased number of incidents there since the swimming pool has been closed.
“It ranges from criminal damage to burglaries to anti-social behaviour.
“It is attracting people because they think the entire premises is shut but there is a business there, which has also been targeted.
“Any premises which closes unfortunately becomes an attraction for people.
“We have asked the council to try and secure the premises as best they can and we are doing our bit as well by increasing patrols in the area.”
Cheshire Gymnastics is inviting members of the public who support its plans for Moss Farm to email letters of support, which can be used as part of its applications for funding.
To register your support, email email@example.com.