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Leisure Centre plans go on display

Published Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Enfield Council and its leisure centre managers, Fusion Lifestyle, started an eight week consultation with the public on 25th October about the proposed changes to the council’s leisure centres.

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Cllr Bambos Charalambous, cabinet member for leisure, said, "This is the start of our £8.9million investment in our leisure centres bringing them all up to modern standards that will last for many years. I hope that people will take part in the consultation over the next few weeks.

"We intend to provide excellent facilities for all people in all parts of the borough so that they can improve their fitness, meet friends and learn new physical skills.."

Display boards showing artist impressions of the plans will be on view at the centres, and there will be opportunities for all users to fill in comment cards at the receptions areas.

At Southgate Leisure Centre in Winchmore Hill Road, N14, the plan is to retain the existing swimming pool and introduce a new two-storey structure in front of it. 

On the ground floor the plan includes a new:
 - entrance and reception;
 - café;
 - crèche;
 - wet changing village
 - male and female 'dry' changing rooms.

Plus the creation of a 25-metre competition pool and separate dedicated teaching pool, which will be better suited to the development of swimming lessons and coordinated swimming club programme.

On the first floor there will be;
 - a new, enlarged fitness suite;
 - two new studios.

Approximate start dates for these works are from July 2011, with anticipated completion in June 2012.

At Albany Leisure Centre on the Hertford Road the plan is to develop a new ground floor extension to the side of the existing building. This will provide the space for a new:

 - fitness studio;
 - dance studio;
 - café;
 - crèche facility;
 - male and female dry changing;
 - reception and turnstiles.

Plus refurbished wet and dry changing facilities.

Approximate timescales - start May 2011, completion February 2012.

At Bramley Bowls Centre in Oakwood the plan is to alter the provision. This will mean:

 - building three new all-weather multi use sports surfaces (resulting in the demolition of the current bowls centre and currently unused squash court);
 - providing floodlighting for the courts;
 - constructing a small office / kiosk and toilets.

Approximate timescales for these works are from May 2011, with anticipated completion in September 2011.

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