New look for leisure centre gym
Gym users at the Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney will soon have a better environment to workout in and new equipment to use.
The Mill Health and Fitness Suite is undergoing a complete refurbishment as part of a joint initiative by West Oxfordshire District Council and Wycombe Leisure Ltd (WLL), which manages the centre on behalf of the Council.
The gym is being completely repainted and redecorated and a plinth is being removed to make the ground floor one level. The existing stairs will be moved to create extra space and new lighting, new carpets and a new ceiling are being installed.
A temporary gym has been set up at the leisure centre while building work takes place. The work is due for completion at the start of the New Year. All of the gym's resistance and cardiovascular equipment is due to be replaced in April. The Centre’s male and female dry changing rooms will also be refurbished in 2007.
Cllr Tony Walker, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said: "The Council is delighted to be working with Wycombe Leisure to improve the Mill Health and Fitness Suite at the Windrush Leisure Centre. As well as providing a much better environment for people to workout, the second phase of the improvement works will see the latest equipment being installed for the benefit of all users."
Carey James, Contract Manager for WLL, said: "Wycombe Leisure is keen to continue its programme of refurbishment at not just the Windrush Leisure Centre, but all the District Council's leisure facilities. This work at the Windrush is a major improvement on existing facilities and will really help modernise the Centre. Staff and customers are very excited."
The Mill Health and Fitness Suite refurbishment follows a major project at the Windrush Leisure Centre to create new swimming pool changing rooms and a new reception area, which opened in August. The Centre's car park was also re-surfaced and traffic claming measures installed, along with the introduction of a one-way traffic system.
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