Larne Leisure Centre Refurbishment
LARNE LEISURE CENTRE REFURBISHMENT
Progress Update September 2010
Work at Larne Leisure Centre is progressing well. Scaffolding has been erected within the swimming pool halls to facilitate the removal of the asbestos containing ceilings. The 'old' ceiling has been removed from the Minor Pool and similar work will take place on the Main Pool Hall ceiling. This will make way for the installation of brighter more energy efficient ceilings with improved lighting.
The depth of the main pool floor has been substantially reduced from 12ft 6 depth to 6ft depth to significantly reduce heating and water costs. The shallower 'deep end' will also help improve Health and Safety for bathers.
In the Plant room installation of new energy efficient gas boilers is due to commence. This will improve heating comfort levels for our users and reduce centre running costs in terms of energy use.
The new Fitness Suite is due to be relocated to a more spacious air conditioned and centralised area close to the main reception desk. Work is underway creating the space for the new fitness suite and contractors are also installing an additional lift for disabled users to improve access to the new activity space and pool gallery viewing area. The order has now been placed for the new 'state of the art' resistance and the cardio-vascular equipment and it is due to arrive mid September.
In addition a new Aerobics Studio with a wooden sprung floor is being created close to the Sports Hall. This will allow more flexible programming of the Sports Hall and have the added benefit of giving more privacy to aerobics/yoga classes etc.
At the present time the contract is proceeding as planned and should be finished at the beginning of December as scheduled.
'ENERGY FITNESS' NEW FITNESS ROOM NOW OPEN MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP Only £26.50 for Leisure Centre Members. Includes unlimited use of Health Suite, Energy Fitness and Swim when available. Fully qualified fitness instructors available to supervise, give advice and design personal training programmes. *Please note all customers must complete an Induction prior to use. Contact Reception to book.