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Southgate Leisure Centre showcases £5.5m transformation

Published Tuesday, 13 November 2012

£5.5 million overhaul of leisure centre to benefit community.


Enfield residents are being invited to see the results of the redevelopment of Southgate Leisure Centre for themselves when it opens its doors after a £5.5 million refurbishment.

The state of the art site renovations represent an investment of over £5.5 million by Enfield Council in partnership with sport and leisure management charity Fusion Lifestyle, who manage Southgate Leisure Centre on behalf of the Council.

Major new additions to Southgate Leisure Centre include a state of the art 95 station gym, two new fitness studios, an indoor cycle studio and brand new activity room. There will also be an improved and enlarged car parking facility, a revamped reception area, and a new café with views over the poolside, where visitors can relax with a drink or snack between activities.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture said “The redevelopment of Southgate Leisure Centre has been a huge project, but we’re extremely impressed by the transformation that has taken place and very proud of the high standard of facilities now available to visitors. I’d encourage Enfield residents to take advantage of the upcoming Open Weekend to see for themselves what the centre has to offer.

"The centre not only has improved fitness and swimming facilities, but a great café, and larger parking facilities, vital in Southgate . It’s a superb centre which has something for everyone, so why not come along and see for yourself?"

One of the most interesting features of the redevelopment is the eco friendly roof on the newly built section of the leisure centre. The ‘living roof’ will be planted with grasses and plants designed to improve diversity on the site, while reducing the amount of rain water that goes to drainage.

Local residents and existing members are being invited to come and try out all of the new facilities for themselves during an Open Weekend at Southgate Leisure Centre, which will be held on 17 and 18 November 2012.

Southgate Leisure Centre is managed by Fusion Lifestyle, a registered charity, and aims to provide sport and leisure facilities for all members of the community at accessible prices. Memberships for the Leisure Centre are on sale now, with great offers available on joining fees, and there have been no price increases as a result of the redevelopment.

More information on membership, opening times and facilities.

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