First look at Hadleigh's new £2.4million pool and leisure centre

A brand new swimming pool at Abbeycroft Leisure is set to open in April Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

A brand new swimming pool at Abbeycroft Leisure is set to open in April Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

This is what Hadleigh's brand new, £2.4million leisure facilities looks like - ahead of its opening in the next few weeks.

The Abbeycroft run leisure centre was supposed to open in the town last summer, but the coronavirus crisis meant it was delayed.

It is now set to open in April, with centre manager Jonathan Harvey saying the state of the art pool will be accessible for everyone.

He added: "As part of the investment we have got a new pool pod, which allows people to get in and out of the pool with ease.

Jonothan Harvey Abbeycroft Leisure centre manager. A brand new swimming pool at Abbeycroft Leisure i

Jonothan Harvey Abbeycroft Leisure centre manager. A brand new swimming pool at Abbeycroft Leisure is set to open in April Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

"We have also got some new gala equipment for our competitive swimming club."

A brand new swimming pool at Abbeycroft Leisure is set to open in April Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The brand new facility also includes a health suite : CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Cabinet member for Communities at Babergh District Council, Councillor Derek Davis said the council wanted to make this a facility worthy of all residents in Babergh.

He added: "Babergh has spent £2.4million on this, working in collaboration with Abbeycroft Leisure and the contractors Rose, who have been absolutely superb.

Funding for the project also came from Hadleigh Town Council, which gave £200,000, and £150,000 from Sport England.

A brand new swimming pool at Abbeycroft Leisure is set to open in April Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The new leisure centre has fitted a pool pod Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND



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