Brigg’s Ancholme Leisure Centre has been fully opened to the public once again after undergoing a £1million transformation.
Town MP Andrew Percy officially opened the centre and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.
Welcoming Mr Percy to open the new facilities, Coun Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for customer services, sport and leisure at North Lincolnshire Council said: “A big thank you is due to the contractors Gelder for their work, North Lincolnshire Council, the leisure centre staff and the general public for patience while the work was taking place.”
And Mr Percy was clearly impressed with what he saw.
“This has been a job well done by a local company,” he said. “We should also thank the council for providing the money for this refurbishment - it is now a great facility.”
Work started in February 2014 to transform the leisure centre and includes a new 48-station fitness suite.
There has been a complete refurbishment of the changing and toilet facilities for sports hall and fitness suite users, along with the provision of a brand new sauna and steam room.
New disabled changing facilities have been installed in the health suite, along with additional changing cubicles, new lockers and furniture.
Away from the exercise area, the cafe seating area has been refurbished, with new furniture and flooring, and there is a new open plan reception with an enclosed entrance.
Newly installed is an innovative self-serve kiosk so customers can book themselves onto activities without having to queue.
“The improvements to Ancholme Leisure Centre are fantastic and really have to be seen,” added Coun Sherwood,
“I’m confident visitors will appreciate the hard work gone in over the last few months to update and transform it.
“Not least, we now have a much larger fitness suite which will be a real benefit and will enable more people to use the gym and keep fit.
“Ancholme Leisure Centre is a popular place for people to go and the new facilities will make a big difference to the customer experience. We have brought the centre completely up-to-date and much easier to use.”