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Bungay Pool and Gym is closing its doors this week ahead of a multi-million pound refurbishment programme

Posted by East Suffolk Communications Team on 10 September 2019 | Comments

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Development partner, Pulse Design & Build are bringing state-of-the-art leisure facilities to the site, as part of a £3.4 million scheme, ensuring that the venue is fit for purpose for decades to come.

The redevelopment will get underway immediately with re-opening expected between July and September next year.

As well as work on the plant, mechanical, electrical and draining areas, the redevelopment will include:

  • Addition of a small vending/café provision
  • New Sauna
  • Enhanced poolside viewing areas that are air conditioned and glassed fronted
  • General improvements to the entrance and appearance of the building including entrance canopy.
  • New gym equipment where required
  • Decorations throughout
  • New flooring in the gym
  • New, high quality village changing with parent and child cubicles to make the site more family friendly
  • Separate individual cubicles with showers
  • Improved disabled specific changing and shower facilities
  • New showers and toilet areas throughout the building
  • Refurbishment of the flume
  • Improvements to the teaching pool

Bungay Pool and Gym is the third facility identified as a priority for investment as part of the East Suffolk Leisure Redevelopment Programme, following Deben Leisure Centre and Leiston Leisure Centre, both of which have undergone major improvements in the past two years.  The Council is committed to a five-year programme to improve leisure facilities for the district and encourage more people to become more active.

Sentinel Leisure Trust who operate leisure facilities in the former Waveney area on the Council’s behalf have ensured that members and current users are fully informed and during the redevelopment, swim, gym and fitness suite users are being encouraged to use the trust’s other facilities at Waterlane Leisure Centre, Nirvana Health and Fitness and Broadland Health and Fitness.

Cllr Letitia Smith, East Suffolk's Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism, said: 

“We’re delighted that work is to get underway on the improvement of Bungay Pool & Gym. The plans are exciting and reflect our determination to ensure that our communities have access to high quality facilities.”

The work is detailed and will take around 10 months to complete with the venue reopening in in summer 2020. With this in mind, I would like to thank members for their support and understanding. The refurbishment will cause some inconvenience but it is vital that we improve the standards of an ageing facility for generations to come.”