Here is the first glimpse of Witham’s £9.5million state-of-the-art leisure centre six months before it is set to open its doors to the public.

Construction work on Witham Leisure Centre, in Spinks Lane, began last May and Braintree Council is hoping the impressive new building will boost participation in sport and exercise.

On Friday, the council and Barr Construction gave the Times a through the key hole tour to see how the project is progressing.

School pupils, sports clubs and councillors are also being invited to take guided tours.

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