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The refurbished changing rooms at Ennerdale Leisure Centre

New sauna adds finishing touch to Ennerdale Leisure Centre

A new sauna has added a finishing touch to the £2m makeover of Ennerdale Leisure Centre.

The leisure centre now also benefits from steam room facilities that were officially opened today by the Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Steve Wilson, also unveiled a plaque to officially open Ennerdale Leisure Centre in a civic ceremony this afternoon.

Guests were invited to the short ceremony which included the swimming club taking ownership of their new trophy cabinet, gifted by refurbishment contractor Hobson and Porter.

Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for leisure and culture at Hull City Council, said: “The investment into this key city facility is a commitment from the council into enhancing the city’s leisure offer.

“It now provides an enhanced experience for users which I’m sure will prove to be more popular than ever before.

“We will continue to invest with refurbishments planned for both Beverley Road and Albert Avenue Baths.”

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Councillor Dave Craker and Councillor Marjorie Brabazon join the Lord Mayor to unveil a plaque at the Ennerdale Leisure Centre

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “We‘re delighted to have a new and improved Ennerdale back with us and our staff are really excited to welcome members and visitors back.

“It’s great to see the council spending money on leisure and HCAL were keen to mirror this by investing in new gym and studio equipment.”

Since it’s reopening, users of Ennerdale have been me with a new modern reception and café entrance, updated changing facilities and inclusion of new dedicated disabled changing facilities.

The centre also has brand new gym and studio equipment, funded by Hull Culture and Leisure.

A large proportion of the refurbishment has seen an overhaul of all of the centre’s electrical and mechanical services with upgrades of the filtration, ventilation and cold water systems, meaning the centre will now run much more efficiently.

You can see more on this work in this video from contractor GW Power.

See more pictures of the refurbishment here.

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