£4m Redevelopment Project Gets Underway at Thirsk Leisure Centre

Thanks to investment by the council, work begun on the project on February 1, 2021. Once complete, the centre will boast a gym three times the size of the current facility – which for the first time will be operational 24/7 – a new studio for exercise classes and meetings, as well as a cycling studio.

Outdated plant equipment which forced the centre’s pools to close several times over the last couple of years, will be replaced with greener, more environmentally sustainable equipment.

A new roof will also address much needed repairs and condensation issues. The gym changing rooms will be updated and the reception seating area will also be refurbished with new signage and wall art to be introduced around the building.

The structure for the gym extension should start to take shape towards the middle of March with the structure for the cycling studio to be erected after that.

Councillor Mark Robson, leader of Hambleton District Council said: 

I’m happy to say we are right on track with this work, despite the heavy snow and rain which has been with us through February.

I can’t wait to see the new build starting to take shape in the early spring and look forward to the difference it will make to the people of Thirsk and those who travel to use the centre.

It’s never been more important that we invest in our leisure facilities to support people’s health and wellbeing and I know the top-class leisure facilities this work will result in, will be welcomed warmly by all who use it.

The development is being delivered by Alliance Leisure. Sean Nolan, Business Development Manager at Alliance Leisure, says:

These works will breathe new life into a much loved building, creating a fit for purpose, sustainable leisure facility that residents will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

Works are expected to complete in time for a September 2021 opening.

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