In March 2017 the Copeland Community Fund Board formally approved an investment grant of £3m for the Whitehaven Campus Project for sport and leisure community facilities.
The community facilities became available for public hire and use on 7 January 2019 with individual facilities including:
- Sports Facilities
4G pitch, Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Tennis Courts, Low Impact Gym, Pool.
- Arts Spaces
Theatre / Lecture space, Performing Arts space and Music/Drama space.
- conference facilities.
- soft play
- sensory room.
A new Community Development Manager was appointed and in post from the beginning of January 2019.
Keith Hitchen, Chair of Copeland Community Fund Board, said: “It is exciting to see the fund’s investment of £3 million become a reality in terms of exceptional community sports and leisure facilities available for the whole of the Copeland area. We would encourage members of the local community and community sports organisations to take full advantage of what should be an amazing community asset.”
Investment in the Campus came from a range of partners including the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Sellafield Sites Ltd, Copeland Community Fund, and Cumbria County Council.