Deben Leisure Centre is now open for business - bringing state-of-the-art leisure facilities to Woodbridge.
The centre was closed in September 2017 to undergo a £3.5 million refurbishment, and is the first project to be completed in Suffolk Coastal’s five year programme to improve leisure facilities and encourage more people to become active.
Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet Member for customers, communities and Leisure, said:
“It is very exciting that the new Deben Leisure Centre is open to the public, and we hope we have created a facility that will be enjoyed by the community for years to come.
“I would personally like to thank members of Deben Leisure Centre, and everyone in the area, for the support and patience while the work was done.
“One of our key priorities is to get more people active. We hope the new Deben Leisure Centre will be an inspiration for the rest of the redevelopment programme.”
The new and improved leisure centre now features a bright and spacious gym with 58 work stations and the latest equipment.
There are two new studios for group exercise and interactive cycling. These are also available for community hire.
The pool area has been modernised and brighten. Accessible from there is a brand new thermal suite, featuring a steam room, sauna and ice feature, as well as a relaxation area.
The facility was designed with the Council’s development partner, Pulse Design & Build.
Matt Johnson, Executive Director at Pulse Design & Build, said:
“The redevelopment of Deben Leisure Centre really showcases what can be achieved within the parameters of an existing facility, all on time and to budget.
“We are excited for the community to see what an impressive, modern and sustainable leisure facility we have created.”
Deben Leisure Centre will be run by the Council’s operational partners, Places Leisure, part of Places for People.
Jeremy Boreham, Area Manager for Places Leisure, said:
“We are looking forward to welcoming back our regulars and the new customers who will be attracted to this outstanding facility.
“With excellent customer service, affordable prices and a wide range of activities to choose from, this is the ‘Place’ to be if you want to have fun while enjoying a healthier lifestyle.”
For more information and to sign up, go to www.debenleisurecentre.co.uk