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£50k refurbishment on pool changing facilities at Waterworld to start next week

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 8th, 2018.

Pool changing facilities at one of Wrexham’s largest leisure and activity centres are set to get an upgrade.

Work at Waterworld, which is operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Wrexham Council will commence on March 12th.

The revamp will see Freedom Leisure invest £50,000 via a council funded scheme to improve local Wrexham based leisure facilities, with £10,000 of work already completed at the back end of 2017 to refurbish the lockers in pool changing area.

Phase one of the improvement scheme will focus on the two communal shower areas in the pool changing village and will include a modern wall cladding and a retiled ceiling to make the area fresh and modern, along with new lighting to make the area brighter while also more energy efficient.

New eco shower fittings will complete the work to lessen the impact on water consumption and the entire area will be refreshed.

Last year the leisure centre underwent over £1 million of improvement works, which included the expansion and revamp of the gym area, installation of new cafe and reception area, a new state-of-the-art cycling studio and the refurbishment of the ladies downstairs gym changing rooms.

There has also been an investment in Chirk Leisure Centre, Gwyn Evans in Gwersyllt and Queensway Stadium in Caia Park.

Commenting on the further works at Waterworld, Freedom Leisure Area Manager, Andy Harris, said: “The original building with pools was built in the 70’s and had a major refurbishment in 1997 when the current changing village facilities were added, so after 20 years of full-on service it’s not surprising the area is showing its age and we are delighted to be working with WCBC to give it a fresh makeover.

“We ask that customers bear with us over the coming weeks as we get the work done. We will work on one area at a time to minimise disruption and plan to have both areas completed in time for the Easter school holiday.”

Cllr Andrew Atkinson, incoming lead member for youth services and anti-poverty, with responsibility for leisure, added: “This is excellent news, and follows hot on the heels of the recent investment worth more than £2.7million into our Leisure and Activity Centres and outdoor sports pitches with Freedom Leisure’s support.

“This will be an excellent improvement to what has already been some fantastic work at Waterworld, and I would like to thank users in advance for their patience while the work takes place.”

There is a second phase also in the pipeline for mid-April with details yet to be confirmed, but it is hoped that this will include refurbishment of the private shower cubicles and creation of two private parent child cubicles, along with a refresh to the vanity areas.

Freedom Leisure says it also aims to refresh the male changing area in May.

More information about Waterworld can be found on the Freedom Leisure website or Facebook page @WrexhamWaterworld.

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