Final plans for £1.5m Haverhill Leisure Centre revamp are agreed

Haverhill Leisure Centre. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Haverhill Leisure Centre. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Final plans for the layout of new facilities at Haverhill Leisure Centre have been agreed ahead of work on the £1.5million project starting shortly.

Feedback from consultation with users, which formed the first stage of the project, has seen a reconfiguration of the sports hall to accommodate two courts on the ground floor at no additional cost or impact on revenue.

Jo Rayner, St Edmundsbury Borough Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “Testing the design with users gave us valuable feedback and I am very pleased that we have been able to listen to their views and make some changes to the initial designs.

“Alongside the fantastic new parkour facilities we have been able to accommodate the walking football and walking netball groups that previously would have been displaced to outside facilities.

“Other changes will still go ahead but this engagement has been really positive for the project, and I hope for, current and future users.”

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The project at the centre includes replacing the sauna and steam room with a wellness suite, and improving access to more sporting facilities with community use agreements at Samuel Ward and Castle Manor schools.

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