Significant investment at Rhyl Leisure Centre

Denbighshire County Council’s continued investment in leisure facilities across the county is gathering pace, with a further £1.2 million of investment at Rhyl Leisure Centre given the green light.

The Council has agreed an investment of £905,000 to upgrade facilities at the leisure centre, which will complement a £1/4 million improvement project already underway.

The funding will be used to create a modern, functional training suite in the drama studio, with new fitness changing areas, a new spinning studio (increasing the number of stations from 39 to 61)  and enhancements to the existing fitness suite.

This work will complement other works already underway at the Leisure Centre, as part of a £ ¼ million redevelopment which includes brand new changing rooms poolside and a new spectator area.

There are currently 993 adult members at Rhyl Leisure Centre and 78 junior members. The brand new facilities could cater up to 1,750 members, as it becomes the premier fitness provision along the North Wales Coast.  

The facilities will also be used by the vibrant GP referral programme.

Councillor Bobby Feeley, Cabinet Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said: “When discussions were taking place around the Rhyl waterpark development, consideration was given to the offer at Rhyl Leisure Centre. We felt there was a clear need to invest in facilities there to ensure the leisure centre continued to thrive and for the benefit of residents and schools currently using the facilities.

“This is a significant development and reflects the fact that we are continuing to invest county-wide, bucking the national trend of cutting leisure services in times of financial cuts. We see a real link between leisure and people’s health and well-being and there is clearly a demand in our communities for more classes and leisure activities.  We are meeting the need by continuing to  invest in facilities county-wide. 

“This latest funding announcement is great news for the people of Rhyl and surrounding communities”.

 

Posted on Friday 28th July 2017