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Get your goggles on for Leiston

Posted by East Suffolk Communications Team on 13 June 2019 | Comments

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We are just days away from Leiston Leisure Centre reopening!  

The centre closed in August 2018 to undergo a £3.5 million redevelopment as part of East Suffolk Council’s five year programme to improve leisure facilities and encourage more people to become active.

The centre will be partly reopened on Monday 17 June at 12pm, following the completion of Phase One.

This includes the swimming pool, which has had many improvements, including new lighting and retiling of the pool surround. It also includes a brand new addition to the centre – a thermal suite with a sauna and steam room, feature showers and relaxation area.

The reception area has been completely rebuilt and has a much more attractive entrance to the centre with an enhanced view of the pool and a new enlarged soft play area.

The redevelopment is on schedule and Phase Two, which includes the sports halls, squash courts, fitness studio and dance studios, is due to reopen in August 2019.

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

“It is very exciting that we are ready to reopen Leiston Leisure Centre, and I hope we have created facilities that the communities will be enjoying for years to come.

I would personally like to thank members of Leiston Leisure Centre, and everyone in the area, for the support and patience during the works.

Phase Two of the redevelopment is going very well and the whole centre is right on track to be reopened this summer.”

To celebrate the reopening, our operational partners, Places Leisure, are kicking off with a membership for just £30 – and nothing else to pay until September! Visit their website for more details and to sign up.