Cotentin: this new sports and multi-activity hall will welcome 500 visitors per week

Team sports and climbing now have a large modular space. (© Roger LESCROEL)

It is for an audience of elected officials, formed bodies, representatives of the state, education and associations who: the sports and multi-activity area Michel-Lepoittevinin honor of the former mayor of digosvilleHandle), was inaugurated on March 2 by the mayor Serge Martin and his team who wanted to confirm in the preamble their solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

After the building permit was signed in November 2018, this new structure was eagerly anticipated.

“For many years, Digosville has been a benchmark for its intense cultural and sporting life. We do everything we can to practice the most varied sport for everyone. This project has been discussed for thirty years. Michel Lepoittevin would have been touched to see his grandchildren holding the inaugural ribbon. †

Serge MartinMayor of Digosville

A very successful project

“The result also follows a collective and consensual project. Every resident was given the opportunity to express their views on this by means of a questionnaire that yielded 350 declarations,” continues the mayor.

Indeed, this intergenerational equipment seems meet the needs of the residents† “The space will be both a center for learning sports, a place for training and competitions, a space for relaxation for everyone. The children of the municipal school, the Zola and Diderot colleges, the Victor-Grignard secondary school within the framework of the UNSS, the members of various associations and even the firefighters (climbing wall) will benefit.

“Every week more than 500 people come to the theaters. †

Serge MartinMayor of Digosville
In the company of the deputy prefect of Cherbourg, the mayor cut the tricolor ribbon.
In the company of the deputy prefect of Cherbourg, the mayor cut the tricolor ribbon. (© Roger LESCROEL)

Sports for everyone

Of a large playing surface (1200 m2), floor by current standards, the space offers space various team sports and disabled sports (volleyball, basketball, handball, tennis, badminton), to climb with a 9 m high and 24 m wide wall and inline skating.

The reception with its book box, the changing rooms, the toilet blocks, the infirmary, the fixed and mobile stands with 136 seats, the storage rooms and the multi-purpose space (198 m2) meet the project’s wishes.

“The set is made with the concern to protect the environment and the economy, especially in terms of lighting and thermal performance. The structure is even under video surveillance and alarm. †

Serge Martin

the investment of 3.8 million euros excluding taxes received subsidies. The mayor therefore thanked his partners, namely the State, the Region, the Cac and Philippe Bas (parliamentary reserve).

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500 visitors

According to one estimate, five hundred people should visit the halls of this new equipment every week.

This project requires: thirty months of work† “It was mainly the affairs of women and men who invested in the administrative and accounting domain, such as my assistant Jean-Pierre Estace, the municipal staff, the economist Louis Laurent, the architect Olivier Honnet and about fifteen companies that, despite the hygienic conditions, contributed to the success of the project.”

All that remains is to complete the access to the environment of this space, create a small storm pool for the children to practice aquatic modeling and create a “pump track” mountain bike terrain.

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