£1m improvement work set to start at Charnwood leisure centres

Published: Fri 5th August, 2022

Works to improve Charnwood’s three leisure centres will soon get underway.

Charnwood Borough Council, and its leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle announced the £1m investment earlier this year as part of a new contract meaning the partnership will continue for a further five years.

The extensive works will see improvements at Loughborough, Soar Valley and South Charnwood leisure centres including new gym equipment. In addition, all three sites will be transformed with a new layout, lighting and flooring.

All exercise studios will be upgraded and will have new equipment. New purpose-built spin studios will also be created at Loughborough and Soar Valley and a brand-new holistic studio and sauna will be added at Loughborough Leisure Centre.

A further £150,000 will be invested in LED lighting at all three centres to help reduce carbon emissions.

Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, the Council’s lead member for community support said: “I’m pleased work to upgrade some of the facilities at our leisure centres will soon be underway.

“We know how much residents have enjoyed being back at the gym or in the pool and this £1m investment programme will ensure each centre continues to provide communities with high quality leisure facilities and value for money.

“There will be some minor disruption along the way while work is being carried out and I would like to thank people in advance for their patience.”

While works are being carried out, visitors may notice some minor disruption.

Leisure centre members will receive regular email updates and visitors are encouraged to check on each leisure centre website for the latest information.

It is hoped the improvement works will be completed towards the end of the year.

Anthony Cawley, CEO of Fusion Lifestyle, commented: “We can’t wait to get these works started and to upgrade the leisure facilities available to residents in Charnwood. 

“This is the second significant investment into the centres and we are delighted that as a charity we can reinvest all funds that come into the centres. We believe in providing quality sport, leisure and fitness activities to the community and the planned redevelopment programme will ensure the centres offer top of the range facilities for many years to come.”

Facilities available across the three leisure centres include a pool and a gym at each site, fitness studios, a dedicated indoor cycle studio, sports hall, squash courts, astro turf pitch and an indoor soft play.

So far in 2022 over 400,000 visits have taken place across the three leisure centres with an average of 58,000 visits per month.

For more information about the three leisure centres in Charnwood, please visit: https://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/contracts/charnwood