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Wates and Pozzoni complete Worsley leisure centre

Worsley’s leisure centre has reopened following a £1.4m refurbishment and extension designed by architect Pozzoni and delivered by contractor Wates.

Major additions to the leisure centre include a 3,400 sq ft gym with a copper cladding to complement the existing red-brick building. This includes a fully-equipped fitness suite.

On the ground floor, a second multi-purpose studio has replaced the original gym. Existing facilities at the leisure centre include a six-lane swimming pool along with two smaller teaching pools, a steam room, sauna, and café.

Contractor Wates started on the project in April 2018, and the leisure centre reopened on 2 January.

The centre’s upgrade was funded by Salford City Council as part of a wider £35m investment in leisure facilities across the local authority. Salford Community Leisure operates the centre on behalf of the council.

Mark Chew, director of leisure at Salford Community Leisure, said, “The centre has been the hub of the local community since opening in 1937 and has now been transformed as part of Salford City Council £35m master plan to develop leisure centres across the city to boost local people’s health and wellbeing.

“This development means we can continue to help more people get and stay active. The new facilities are wonderful news for the community and we’re excited to welcome back loyal members and attract new centre users as well.”

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