Work has started on the revamp of Thirsk Leisure Centre. Once complete, the centre's gym will be three times the size of the current facility and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Other facilities will include a new studio for exercise classes and meetings as well as a cycling studio. Outdated plant equipment which forced the centre’s pools to close several times over the last couple of years, will be replaced with greener, more environmentally sustainable equipment.
The development is being delivered by Alliance Leisure. A new roof will address much needed repairs and condensation issues, while the gym changing rooms will be updated and the reception seating area will also be refurbished.
“I can’t wait to see the new build starting to take shape in the early spring and look forward to the difference it will make to the people of Thirsk and those who travel to use the centre,” said Mark Robson, leader of Hambleton District Council.
“It’s never been more important that we invest in our leisure facilities to support people’s health and wellbeing and I know the top-class leisure facilities this work will result in, will be welcomed warmly by all who use it.”
Works are expected to complete in time for a September 2021 opening.