• News splash: Ivybridge Leisure Centre refurbishment complete!

    You’ll be pleased to know that the new changing village is complete and ready for our customers in the South Hams to come back and enjoy. To celebrate, we’re offering a £1 per person family fun swim session on Saturday 1st March 12-4pm.

    In case you didn’t know what the refurbishment was about, here’s a reminder.

    • Areas of the poolside changing rooms have been completely re-designed and re-engineered with new drainage, floors and tiling, new ceilings, lockers, toilets, showers, total replacement of air handling and décor and a new swimming costume drier.

    • Improvements have been made to the disabled changing rooms, access to the pool and the outside leisure area has new decking, and fencing which sports a large seaside scene as a mural.

    The work carried out over the last four months was paid for by a £350,000 grant from South Hams District Council and by Tone Leisure who received a grant of £16,000 from Devon County Council for improvements to the disabled pool side changing facilities.

    It’s now a great family focused facility which also includes a buggy park, a vanity area (for parents of course!) and only one access point to the side of the pool, providing an even safer environment.

    Councillor Hilary Bastone, South Hams Executive councillor for Assets, said: “We are pleased that the improvements to the changing facilities at the Leisure Centre have now been completed. “We trust that the customers will find the improved facilities to their liking. Along with our partners Tone Leisure we are now going to make improvements to the reception area. We hope our customers will enjoy the new improved experience.”

    Councillor Mike Saltern, District Councillor for Ivybridge, said: “The injection of this substantial refurbishment grant has given a big uplift to the Leisure Centre – and once the reception area is given a refurbishment too in the next stage this will be a great facility for the town and for family recreation for years to come.”

    Ben Wilkinson, Manager of Ivybridge Leisure Centre said: “We’re pleased to be reopening all the pool changing facilities and we thank the council for contributing to this project, making the centre even more family orientated and inclusive to all.”

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