A YORKSHIRE leisure centre is offering 24 hour gym access following a £2.5m refurbishment.
Northallerton Leisure Centre has opened the doors to its gym facility 24 hours a day to provide a more flexible service to the local community.
The investment project, commissioned and funded mainly by Hambleton District Council with a £213,000 contribution from Sport England towards swim changing improvements, has seen the construction of a new 5,100sq ft extension to house a fully equipped fitness suite, supplied by Technogym and complete with new functional training area and rig.
A toning suite has also been added to attract a new segment of the market and the original fitness space has been renovated to include a general purpose studio and a group cycling studio.
Head of service, leisure and environment Steve Lister said: “The investment has breathed new life into our fitness provision, enabling us to offer residents a new standard in quality and variety of training options.
“We have also installed technology which, using unique access codes and single person entry ‘pods’, makes it safe and secure to offer 24 hour access to the fitness facilities.
“This gives people more opportunity to fit physical activity into busy schedules and helps us in our ambition to get a higher percentage of the local population engaged in regular exercise.”
The investment has also seen general repair and upgrade works to the existing water slides, flumes and wave machine in the pool area. The pool surround has been replaced and new shower facilities added.
As principle contractor on the project, Alliance Leisure employed ISG to carry out the works as part of a 10-year partnership agreement.
Go backPosted on 9th April 2018