Splash Leisure Pool unveils brand new gym and reopens the much-loved flume in time for open weekend and half term.
Freedom Leisure which operates three centres in East Northamptonshire on behalf of East Northamptonshire Council was delighted that on Friday 20 October Cllr Colin Wright, Chairman of east Northamptonshire Council formally cut the ribbon to the brand new gym and reinstated flume at Splash Leisure Pool after Freedom Leisure’s £180,000 investment into the centre.
To mark the completion of the final set of improvements made to the trio of sites, including a new climbing wall at The Nene Centre and improved fitness facilities and new kit at The Pemberton and Nene Centres, all three centres; Splash Leisure Pool, The Nene Centre and The Pemberton Centre will be having an open weekend on 21 and 22 October, where swimming will be available for just £1, and climbing for FREE, while people can all three gyms will be offering free inductions and trials.
Chris Tye, Freedom Leisure Area Manager, says: “We are pleased that after Freedom Leisure commencing operation of these three sites in April, the majority of the planned improvements works are now completed – culminating with the opening of the brand new gym and reinstatement of the flume at Splash.
“The flume is hugely important to local families who have anticipated its reopening for some time now after being closed for over five years! Plus the addition of a brand new gym at the centre means that members get so much more for their money – The Splash is more than just a leisure pool now, it’s a fitness centre.”
Tye concludes: “We cannot wait to welcome residents of East Northamptonshire to all three centres over the weekend, to tour the three wonderful gyms and check out the other improvements too, and we are most excited for the children on half term next week to finally enjoy having their flume back!”
The much-loved bright orange and blue flume, standing 5.29m high and offering a 40m water ride, has been out of action due to corroded steps for over five years but was a priority for Freedom Leisure upon commencing the management of the contract, seeing them invest over £30,000 into reinstating it. In total the leisure trust has invested £470,000 for improvements across the three sites to date in a bid to support East Northamptonshire Council provide its residents with great leisure and fitness facilities.
Councillor Steven North, East Northamptonshire Council Leader, said: “Our aspiration for East Northamptonshire is to build a healthier and more active community through increased participation in sport, physical activity and active recreation. Through the Healthy and Active Lifestyles Strategy, working in partnership with Freedom Leisure and other organisations, we want to inspire people to make active choices, increase engagement with sport, encourage people to use their local facilities, such as Splash Leisure Pool, and grow local talent.”
For further details about the facilities at all three centres visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk