Frodsham Leisure Centre recently received a £110,000 investment to carry out improvements to the facilities.
The refurbishment was in response to both site need and customer feedback which took place with the local community following Cheshire West and Chester Council’s cabinet approval for the delivery of a new leisure model in November 2020.
Funds have been invested into the gym, fitness spaces, corridors and changing and toilet provisions at the site, with funding also addressing ongoing maintenance needs, and bringing areas up to a modern and fit-for-purpose standard.
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Following the refurbishment works, Brio Leisure have released some images of the new provisions at the Princeway site, including an upgraded gym area and spinning room.
The leisure centre has also said that, as a result of the works being completed, activities can now return to their previous locations, and Sports Hall bookings can resume.
Mark Swaffield, Facility Manager said: “This investment has been a really important step in showing the local community the importance of supporting and recognising service needs in Frodsham.
“The whole Covid period has brought to the fore the lack of appropriate facilities when operating under very different protocols, so I am delighted that the work has overcome a number of barriers to access.
“Feedback already from our members and users has been really positive, and we are seeing a great deal of new people too, following on from our open day event and current September membership campaign.”
The works have been undertaken by Qwest, one of Cheshire West and Chester Council companies.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “We are acutely aware of the important and valued community resource Frodsham leisure centre represents to the local community and I’m delighted that the centre is now able to resume some of its pre-pandemic activities.
“We’ll be working closely with residents over the next few months to look at next steps for the site.”
Further consultation with users of the centre and the local community will continue through the autumn, with the support of an external consultant.