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Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre to reopen after £4m makeover

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Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre will open its doors on Wednesday 27 October after undergoing a £4M pound makeover.

Work on the centre began in February this year with planned upgrades and extensions now complete, bringing it bang up to date.

The centre will now boast a gym three times the size of the old facility which will be fully equipped with market leading Technogym equipment, which for the first time, will be operational 24/7.

A new studio for exercise classes and meetings, as well as a cycling studio, will help provide a vibrant range of classes for customers. The pool changing area and showers have also received a makeover including upgraded LED lighting to make the space more welcoming.

Outdated plant equipment has been replaced with greener, more environmentally sustainable equipment and it has a new roof to address much needed repairs and condensation issues experienced within the building.

The gym changing rooms have been updated and the reception area has also been transformed into a light and airy modern space.

Alliance Leisure Services Ltd was appointed by Hambleton District Council at the start of the project as the developer for the scheme, with ISG Ltd the main contractor.

Leader of the Council Councillor Mark Robson said: “The £4 million pound investment this council has made into this essential community facility in the heart of our district, shows our commitment to improving and developing our area. It’s never been more important for people to have easy access to facilities that can benefit their health and wellbeing and the new look leisure centre will offer just that.

“The leisure centre is looking fantastic, and I hope people will come along and enjoy the new facilities.”

An official opening ceremony will take place in November.

Published: 6th October 2021