Waterlane Leisure Centre is set to benefit from further improvements as East Suffolk Council continues to invest in its leisure facilities.
In April 2021, a £1million refurbishment was completed at Waterlane Leisure Centre as part of East Suffolk Council’s commitment to improve its leisure provision.
The extensive refurbishment included replacing the equipment and flooring in the gym, upgrading the lighting and adding new flooring in the sports hall and redecorating throughout. The teaching pool moveable floor and pool tiles were also repaired during the works.
The centre is now set for further improvement works which will see parts of the roofs, some of which date back to 1975, replaced or re-covered.
Starting on Monday 6 September, the works will be carried out by the Council’s development partners, Pulse Design & Build, with completion expected by Easter 2022.
East Suffolk Council has worked closely with its operators, Everyone Active, to ensure minimal disruption to customers during this, however, some temporary changes will need to be put in place to enable the works:
Some disruption is also expected in the sports hall, the extent of which will be established once Pulse have further inspected the area.
Cllr Letitia Smith, Cabinet Member for the Communities, Leisure and Tourism, said: “Over the past five years, we have invested significantly in our leisure centres to deliver refreshed, state-of-the art facilities which can be enjoyed by everyone in our communities.
“The recent refurbishment at Waterlane Leisure Centre has brought the facility up to the high standards we expect from all our leisure centres and we can now focus on carrying out essential improvements to roof areas to ensure it withstands the natural elements for many more years to come.
“We have worked closely with Everyone Active to ensure there is minimal disruption to customers during this time and I would personally like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience whilst the work is taking place.”
Everyone Active have contacted all customers to notify them of the temporary changes to accommodate the upcoming improvement works.
Stuart Jardine, Contract Manager at Everyone Active, said: “We would like to thank our customers for their patience and we will keep them fully updated as the works progress.”