Customers can now enjoy a range of new facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre following a major £3.6million redevelopment recently completed.
The official launch by triathlete and 2016 Paralympian Gold medallist Andy Lewis, who used the centre for his pre-Olympics, training took place on 5 January with partners and staff involved in the project. Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre was the nearest centre that could offer him proper training facilities and so was critical to his pre-Games training.
Facilities include an extensive soft play zone and an all adventure climbing experience. There has also been significant Investment made into the gym, café, and studios, making the centre a real destination venue for the local community and wider area.
Alongside the leisure centre facilities, improved library accessibility and extended opening hours through a swipe card access system is due to begin in February and both services will benefit from an additional 130 parking spaces.
Andy said: “This is a fantastic centre. I wish I had such great facilities on my doorstep. The support from the leisure centre has been awesome from start to finish and I couldn’t have achieved the Gold without them. The new facilities look amazing.”
Mark Crutchley, chief executive of Circadian Trust, which manages and operates the centre on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council said: “This has been a major project that has taken us almost a year to complete. We have kept to our original schedules and so I would like to thank our customers who have been patient throughout the process. I think everyone will agree that the results have been worth it and demonstrates our commitment to investing in our centres for the community and the future.
Councillor Heather Goddard, Chair of the South Gloucestershire Council Environment and Community Services Committee, said: “This is exciting and ambitious partnership development that has really secured Bradley Stoke Lifestyle Centre’s position as somewhere for the whole family to use. “We are delighted to have invested in these new facilities, which will make exercise fun and enjoyable in a friendly and modern environment and we are looking forward to seeing more people through the doors in 2017.”
South Gloucestershire, Circadian and Createability will now be turning their attention to Longwell Green Active Lifestyle Centre, where a £1.5million redevelopment will deliver a new fitness studio, an additional 25 stations in the fitness suite, a new lobby and more poolside showers.