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Rugby's New State Of The Art Leisure Centre To Open It's Doors On 31st August 2013

Author: Matthew Deaves Published: 24th June 2013 13:48

Rugby's new sports centre

Rugby's New State Of The Art Leisure Centre To Open It's Doors On 31st August 2013.

Rugby's new state of the art leisure centre is just weeks away from completion. The new centre, which boasts two swimming pools and a 100-station gym is due to open at the end of August after it has been fitted out. A new access route to the main entrance will also be in use when the centre opens its doors to the public on 31 August.

The opening date is a few weeks later than originally anticipated due to the extreme cold weather between Christmas and Easter, which delayed work to the pools. However, seven-day working and additional construction staff are continuing to make every effort to finish the building and earth moving works ready for the people of Rugby to enjoy some of the best leisure facilities in the region. The construction programme remains on budget.

Charitable social enterprise GLL, who will operate the site under the brand "Better", are continuing to provide gym facilities at Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club and are already signing up members for the new centre.

Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for culture, said:
"While we are disappointed that the new leisure centre will open slightly later than planned, I know that the facilities will be worth the wait. We are now very close to opening day, and with the Ken Marriot Leisure Centre now coming down it is now possible to see how The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre fits on the site, and just how smart it looks.

"We will soon have one of the most modern and best equipped centres for disability sport in the region, in a flexible space that will suit the needs of Rugbeians for a generation."

John Amatt, Regional Head of Operations at GLL, said: "The local community have been fantastically supportive to date and our staff have been working really hard to provide a good service at the temporary gym at Thornfield. We can't wait to get the keys to the new centre and know that we'll soon be working in leisure centre that will be a real asset to the town."

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