Sports centre to get a £360k 13-week facelift

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THAME Leisure Centre is set for a £360,000 upgrade.

The improvements to the gym and changing areas start on Monday and will last 13 weeks.

The work will include new male and female changing facilities, accessible showers and toilet areas, and a new locker area for gym and studio users. A new studio for spinning and low impact classes will be located in the part of the building currently housing the sauna and steam rooms. It is hoped the ground floor changing area and health studio will be finished by the middle of May.

The refurbishment is part of an area-wide upgrade and is being totally funded by South Oxfordshire District Council.

Councillor Bill Service, cabinet member for leisure, said: “The work will make a real difference to Thame Leisure Centre, providing more space for our popular classes and more equipment for the gym. I’m sure members will welcome the changes and hopefully the upgrade will encourage more people to come along to the centre and try out the facilities.”

Duncan Ives, from GLL Nexus which runs the facility for the council, said: “Our staff and customers are really excited with the improvements being made to the centre, which will enable us to expand the programme of activities to the community and give the Centre a much more modern appearance.”