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Changing room re-vamp gets green light

Customers at Witney's Windrush Leisure Centre will soon be able to enjoy much improved changing facilities thanks to a £200,000 plus refurbishment programme just agreed by West Oxfordshire District Council's Cabinet.

A total of £211,000 has been agreed to provide state-of-the-art changing facilities in an area of the centre disused since 2006.

The new facilities will give customers more space to change in and will complement the new swimming pool changing rooms opened two years ago. They will replace the existing and outmoded “dry” change area and will support the popular new fitness suite that the centre boasts.

Due for completion later in 2008, the modernisation programme will be managed by Nexus Community*, the Council's leisure management contractor.

Work will involve stripping out all the old equipment, fixtures and fittings and replacing them with brand new floor and wall tiling along with new showers, changing cubicles, lockers, seating and toilets.

The new changing space will give access primarily to the sports hall, squash courts and gym but also to the swimming pool.

The project can be carried out without disruption to the centre's customers and will also include repairing the building's ventilation system.

Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure & Tourism said “West Oxfordshire District Council constantly strives to upgrade facilities at our leisure centres throughout the District in the interests of residents.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part in sport and leisure as part of living healthy lifestyles and good, modern up-to-date facilities to help them are a must.”

* previously Wycombe Leisure Ltd.

Posted : 13/02/2008 17:28:57

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