Works at Ennerdale Leisure Centre will ensure the popular venue is operational for years to come.
Works at Ennerdale Leisure Centre will ensure the popular venue is operational for years to come.

Ennerdale Leisure Centre to get £1.76m refurbishment

Ennerdale Leisure Centre will be given a £1.76 million facelift.

The centre will close to the public on Monday 1 July, with working starting in mid-July.

Regular users of the centre will have access to all other council-owned leisure facilities in the city, includes the recently refurbished Woodford Leisure Centre in Holderness Road and Beverley Road Baths, during the works, which are expected to last six months.

The works will see the refurbishment of all of the centre’s electrical and mechanical services, with upgrades planned for the filtration, ventilation and cold water systems.

The reception area and cafe will be renovated along with the fitness gym, studio and sauna space, while new disabled changing facilities will be added.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “I am delighted this refurbishment is going ahead and will ensure this key venue is operational for years to come.

“Ennerdale is a much-loved leisure centre and I know Hull Culture and Leisure are working hard with sports clubs currently using the centre to accommodate them in other venues as much as possible.

“When this work was announced, we made a commitment to look at how we can assist those users living close to Ennerdale during the busy summer holidays. We are currently exploring how we can make this happen with bus companies and hope to confirm any arrangements as soon as possible.

“When the centre re-opens it will provide an enhanced experience for users which I’m sure will prove to be more popular than ever before.”

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure said: “It’s great to see the council making this investment into such a popular venue which will ensure all users have an enhanced experience.”

Ennerdale is expected to re-open in January 2020. The outdoor cycle track will be open to pre-booked club use during the closure, while pre-planned swimming lessons and a gala will still take place up until Friday 14 July.

 

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