Revamped Leisure Centre opened by local Paralympian
Paralympian Rebecca Redfern opened Evesham Leisure Centre’s extension in the presence of civic dignitaries and honoured guests at the official opening ceremony.
She was joined by Chairman of Wychavon Cllr. Tony Rowley and Chairman of Wychavon Leisure, Stuart Megarry in officially opening the new facility that was completed in early January by contractor Speller Metcalfe.
The new two-storey extension to Evesham Leisure Centre represents a £3million transformation which aims to improve and extend the facilities to meet the demands of growing numbers of customers. This represents a total of £13million worth of capital investment on the site to date.
Speller Metcalfe has refurbished and extended the existing fitness room to provide a new weights area, fitted out with new equipment for cardio, strength and free weight workouts.
The new extension also includes:
· Two new studios, both equipped with sprung floors, sound systems and coloured lighting, in addition the dance studio has a large mirror and dance barre;
· A new and expanded therapy treatment suite;
· Meeting rooms and associated kitchenette and toilet facilities;
· Fully accessible toilet with hoist for disabled customers;
An additional 91 car parking spaces have been created on site and the car park has been resurfaced to provide improved parking facilities.
Bill Cave, Small Works director at Speller Metcalfe said: “As a local building contractor we were delighted to work with Wychavon District Council to update and extend the facilities at Evesham Leisure Centre. We are really pleased with the end result that will benefit existing members as well as encourage more people in the local area to get active.”
Peter Williams, Managing Director of Wychavon Leisure said: “Since the opening of Evesham Leisure Centre in 2009, it has become an important part of the fabric of the community. As a local social enterprise we are delighted to be a partner in this innovative project which will both improve and extend the facility together with helping to improve the health of our community.”