A major development project is taking shape in North Yorkshire, where the structural steel has gone up on Willmott Dixon’s Scarborough Leisure Village site.

The project is part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy, and testament to the nationwide and enduring benefits of the sporting event.

With Rio 2016 getting underway, the latest updates from the North Yorkshire development come at the significant four-year mark of London’s legacy.

Scarborough Borough Council are the client for the £15 million project, which sees a football stadium, 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool and other leisure facilities built.

As of the beginning of August, the structural steel is largely in place on the bigger buildings on site, which will eventually become the new home of Scarborough Athletic Football Club.

Other areas are still being landscaped, and completion is not expected until at least May 2017.

Councillor Tom Fox, mayor of the borough of Scarborough, and Scarborough Borough Council leader Derek Bastiman, issued a statement via Willmott Dixon:

“There have been those who said this project would never happen, but we and our partners have never lost sight of our ultimate goal, which is to create a first-class leisure facility for local people and a new football ground for Scarborough Athletic Football Club and other sports and community clubs and groups.

“We are looking forward to seeing the construction progress and eagerly await next year’s opening which, without a doubt, will be a much celebrated milestone in the history of sport and leisure in our borough.”

The leisure complex is just one of three large projects Willmott Dixon are currently constructing in the North Yorkshire town.

Adjacent to it are a new University Technical College and a new university campus which is officially a part of Coventry University, the main campus of which is located some 170 miles away.